UPDATE: Israeli Forces Kidnap 18 Palestinians in West Bank and Jerusalem, including Minors

February 10, 2016 1:47 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0
10 Feb
1:47 AM

At least 18 Palestinians, including two minors, were on abducted by Israeli troops across the West Bank districts and Jerusalem, on Tuesday, most of them during predawn raids, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS).Updated from: imemc.org/article/74887

In the Hebron district, Israeli forces kidnapped seven Palestinians, including a child, who was identified as Deema al-Wawi, 12. Israeli troops claimed that al-Wawi, who hails from the town of Halhoul near Hebron, had a knife on her possession at the time she was detained outside the settlement of Karmie Tzur, an illegal Israeli settlement north of Hebron.

The six others who were detained in Hebron were, according to WAFA, identified as Anas Mujahed, Mahmoud al-Haddad, Hatem Taha, Rashid Sabarneh, 31, Yousef Sabarneh, 21, Rushdi Sabarneh, 20, Nasri Sabarneh.

Meanwhile, in the Ramallah district, central West Bank, Israeli forces kidnapped five local Palestinians during a predawn offensive in the villages of Bil’in and Arora. They were identified as Sharar Mansour, 32, Mohammad Adib Abu Rahmeh, 23, Hamada Arouri, 29, Saleh Arouri, 23, and Abdullah Arouri, 29.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police reportedly took a woman and a teenager into custody. The woman was identified as Marsil Salameh, 40. The teenager, 16 years old, was detained by Israeli police outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, allegedly after a knife was found on her possession.

In the Tulkarem district, Israeli forces kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Mustafa Awadiya and Shadwan Ashqar.

Israeli army also abducted Ammar Ajouri, a Palestinian from Aida refugee camp, near Bethlehem, after he was summoned by the Israeli intelligence for interrogation.

Israeli troops further broke into the town of Tammoun, in the Tubas district, taking with them a local Palestinian identified as Mohammad Hassna Basharat.

Israeli forces routinely kidnap Palestinians throughout the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, from areas under Palestinian legal jurisdiction, often under the pretext of perceived ‘security threats’. Addameer estimates that around 40 percent of the Palestinian male population in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has been abducted at some point.

‘Detainees’, in such cases, are frequently taken to unknown locations for interrogation, where they are subjected to inhumane treatment and, often, torture.

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