Six Palestinians Kidnapped In West Bank
Thursday June 20, 2013 09:44 by IMEMC & Agencies
[Thursday at dawn, June 19 2013] Israeli soldiers invaded various districts in the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched several homes and kidnapped at least six Palestinians.
Dozens of soldiers invaded the village of Ya’bod, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped two Palestinians.
Local sources in Ya’bod have reported that the army kidnapped Khalil Haidar Amarna, 55, and Bassam Sharif Qabha.
Army also invaded the Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped one Palestinian identified as Haitham Teerawy.
Several soldiers also invaded the homes of Legislator Jamal Teerawy, and resident Mohammad Ash-Sheikh, and searched them causing property damage. Both are former political prisoners.
The Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded the Al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped one resident.
WAFA said that the army kidnapped Hussein Eid Abed Rabbo, 25, after violently breaking into his home and searching it.
In related news, one Palestinian identified as Mike Khalil Sokkar, 35, from Beit Jala city near Bethlehem, was violently attacked and beaten by a number of soldiers and was moved to the Beit Jala governmental hospital suffering fractures in his fingers. He was attacked by the soldiers in Jerusalem.
Furthermore, two Palestinians have been kidnapped in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Mohammad Awad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, stated that the army invaded various neighborhoods and searched several homes in Al-Bayada neighborhood before kidnapping Odai Mahmoud Awad, 24.
Awad is a former political prisoner who spent three years in Israeli prisons, and the brother of Mohammad who was shot, injured and kidnapped by the army eight months ago.
Soldiers also kidnapped Montaser Ali Ikhlayyil, 22, and handed his brother Jihad, 22, a warrant ordering him to head to the Gush Etzion military base for interrogation.
Furthermore, several soldiers invaded the home of Issa Sleiby, and ordered him to accompany them to the bakery of his brother Mohammad near the Big Mosque in Beit Ummar.
Mohammad was not at his bakery, and the soldiers told his brother that he needs to head to the military base in the illegal settlement of Karmie Tzur for interrogation.