At Least 12 Palestinians Kidnapped In West Bank
Monday November 25, 2013 12:09 by IMEMC & Agencies
[Monday November 25, 2013] Israeli soldiers invaded dozens of communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into and violently searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped at least 12 Palestinians.
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Local sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank have reported that the army invaded the Old City and kidnapped Rasmy Mahmoud Al-‘Ajlouny, 30, Amir Najeh Al-’Ajlouni, 18, and Nassar Abu Merzer, 21.
The soldiers also detained two twin children, identified as Abdul-Rahman and Mahmoud Borqan, 10, and released them several hours later.
Furthermore, dozens of soldiers installed roadblocks near Ithna town, west of Hebron, completely sealing it, and prevented the residents from entering or leaving the town.
Undercover soldiers of the Israeli army invaded the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped three Palestinians.
The invasion was carried out by undercover forces driving cars with Palestinian license plates before regular units invaded the camp.
Eyewitnesses stated that the soldiers kidnapped Soheib Yousef Sa’dy, 22, Ghassan Ragheb Sa’dy, and Mohammad Hussein Zeidan, 26.
Soldiers fired several concussion grenades, flares, gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets during clashes with local youths who hurled stones at them during the invasion.
Dozens of families were forced out of their homes, while others were coerced into a room in their homes, while the soldiers searched and ransacked their property.
In Bethlehem, dozens of soldiers invaded the towns of Al-Khader and Al-Obeydiyya, broke into and searched several homes before kidnapping four teenagers.
The kidnapped have been identified as Yousef Jamal Hasasna, 17, Husam Omar Hasasna, 15, and Rizeq Mohammad Atwan, 19, from Al-Obeydiyya, and Mohammad Atwan, 19, from Al-Khader.
Furthermore, dozens of soldiers invaded the Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Mohammad Sa’id Sahloula, 25, and Ibrahim Mahmoud Issa.
Soldiers also installed several additional roadblocks in different parts of the occupied West Bank, especially the Hebron district, stopped and searched hundreds of cars and interrogated the residents.
On Sunday evening, soldiers kidnapped two teachers, and one student, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage said that the soldiers kidnapped Hanadi al-Hilwani, and her colleague Zeina Amro, in addition to a student identified as ‘Alaa’ Abu Al-Haija.
The invasions are part of ongoing violations carried out by Israeli soldiers and extremist Israeli settlers in different parts of occupied Palestine, including in and around occupied Jerusalem.