Army Kidnaps Several Palestinians In The West Bank
Monday May 13, 2013 11:39 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinians, including an imam of a local mosque, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after violently breaking into their homes and searching them. Armed clashes and injuries have been reported in the Jenin refugee camp.
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The Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the army invaded the Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped one resident identified as Ahmad Fawzi Shihada, 22, and handed his parents a warrant ordering his brother to head to a military base for interrogation.
Also, the army kidnapped Sheikh Waleed Mohammad Al-Haj, the Imam if Jalqamous village, east of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after breaking into his home and searching it.
The army also invaded Sielet Ath-Thaher village, near Jenin, and handed two residents military warrants ordering them to head to the Salem military base for interrogation. The two have been identified as Ehab Sadeeq Rahhal and Nathmi Taiseer Abu Diak.
Soldiers also invaded Al-Fandqoumiyya and Ar-Ro’ya areas, in Qabatia town, near Jenin.
Troops also invaded the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, kidnapped two Palestinian identified as Raed Amin Dhabaya, 36, and Mohammad Amer Zobeidy, 38, and took them to an unknown destination.
Local sources reported that more than twenty military vehicles invaded the camp, approximately at 2 after midnight, and fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and concussion grenades, during clashes that took place with local residents.
The sources said that an exchange of fire took place around the home of Dhabaya before he was taken prisoner, and that several injuries have been reported.
Dhabaya and Zobeidy are former members of the Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement, who have been pardoned, as part of an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, after the group was disbanded.
Two days ago, the army kidnapped Mohammad Zakarna, a member of the Al-Aqsa Brigades, in Qabatia town, near Jenin.
In addition, the army invaded Ithna village, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, kidnapped two residents and handed a third a military warrant to head to a nearby military base for interrogation.
WAFA said that the soldiers kidnaped Eyad Jihad Tmeizy, and Naseem Nidal Emreizeeq, and took them to an unknown destination.
Furthermore, Mohammad Awad, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, near Hebron, reported that the army broke into the home of former mayor Nasri Sabarna.
Sabarna told media agencies that he and his sons, Rasheed, 27, Yousef, 25, Ahmad, 21, and Roshdi, 19, were ordered to head to the Etzion military base for interrogation.
Awad said that the soldiers fired dozens of concussion grenades, rubber-coated metal bullets and flares during clashes that took place with local youths after the army invaded the town, and forced the Sabarna and his family out of their home before using its rooftop as a military tower.
Medical sources reported that at least thirteen Palestinians have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.