At Least 5 Kidnapped by Israeli Forces in Jerusalem and West Bank, Hebron Teen Injured by Live Fire

January 5, 2015 3:41 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0
05 Jan
3:41 AM

Israeli authorities, Sunday, abducted at least five Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank district of Bethlehem, according to reports by local and security sources.In Jerusalem, Israeli police invaded the Old City neighborhood and arrested three Palestinians, WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency reports. They were identified as Mahmoud Teryaki, Abdullah Abu Diab and Ahmad Za’anin.

The three were led to the Russian Compound detention center, in Jerusalem, for interrogation.

Meanwhile, the army stormed the village of Taqu, east of Bethlehem, where they arrested 18-year-old Mohammad Asakrah and 20-year-old Mohammad Sabah, after raiding their homes and damaging their furniture.

Forces also stormed Bethlehem city, serving Ismail Nabahin, 36, with a notification to appear before Israeli intelligence in the nearby Gush Etzion military compound.

In the Hebron city neighborhood of Jabal Jawhar, 18-year-old Haitham al-Rajabi was injured by live Israeli fire during confrontations.

According to Ma’an News Agency, a security guard for the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arbaa shot al-Rajabi during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in the Jabal Juhur neighborhood.

The youth was taken to al-Ahli hospital for treatment.

To the west of Hebron, on Sunday, Israeli authorities served local residents of Idhna village with notices to remove four Palestinian-owned commercial and agricultural structures in the village, according to local sources.

The village is located in Area C, under full Israeli military and administrative control, where issuance of construction permits is strictly limited, forcing many to attempt building without obtaining a permit.

A 1997 agreement split Hebron into areas of Palestinian and Israeli control.

The incident is not the first of its kind in recent months, WAFA further reports, as Israel has repeatedly targeted farmers in the villages by either issuing demolition orders or closing roads to prevent farmers from accessing their land.

In September, Israeli forces closed agricultural roads, which are the linking point between Idhna’s farmers and their lands. Such measures deny Palestinian farmers their right to free movement and access to their property.

Over 500,000 Israeli settlers live in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.

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