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At Least 15 Kidnapped From West Bank, Including Ex-Prisoner

author Saturday July 26, 2014 02:59author by Chris Carlson - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group Report post

As different Palestinian factions declare Friday a "day of rage" in solidarity with Gaza's victims, ensuing confrontations between protesters and Israeli forces have resulted in the kidnappings of at least 15 Palestinians across the West Bank.


Last night, a massive demonstration took place, from Ramallah to Qalandia, during which one Palestinian was killed and another pronounced 'clinically dead' after being shot by Israeli forces; nearly 300 were reported injured, at least half of them with live ammunition.

It was the largest march, in all of Palestine, in decades.

Demonstrations and ensuing clashes continue in all different neighborhoods across the West Bank and Jerusalem, on Friday, in which at least 10 people have been killed and 15 kidnapped by Israeli forces, in the West Bank districts of Hebron and Nablus.

According to reports by WAFA local and security sources, six were abducted from Hebron, in addition to three others in the nearby town of Doura -- most of whom were taken after forces violently raided their houses, damaging their furniture.

Forces also kidnapped a 23-year-old young man from Sair village, to the north of Hebron, after raiding and damaging his home as well.

On Tell Street, in Nablus City, Israeli forces took two Palestinians, including 28-year-old ex-prisoner Mustafa al-Sakhel, following a similar raid on their homes.

Earlier, according to WAFA, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club said that the Israeli army arrested two Palestinians in the village of Salim, to the east of the city, and another one, age 24, in the village of Tell, to the west.

PNN additionally names abductees: Moneer Sharar, 30 from Doura, Ashraf Abdel Jalil Hathaleen, 23 from Sair, Moab Eshtayeh, Naser Eshtayeh and Mosah Hindi, from Nablus, Shadi and Abdel Khaleq Seder, Salah Al-Natsheh, Anas Yosief Al-Qazaz, Yazied Al-Ja’abah, Usama Al-Qwasmeh, Abdel Rahim Abu-Dayh and Islam Al-Qodsi, from the city of Hebron.

Two days ago, Mohammad Qasim Hamamra, from the Bethlehem village of Husan died from his injuries after being shot in the head, the day before, by live Israeli fire.. He was the second to be killed in the village in two days, following Mahmoud Hamamra, age 32, who was killed on Tuesday, by a shot to his chest.

Several marches have been organized for tonight in the main cities and villages of the West Bank, in solidarity with the people in Gaza.

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