Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, late at night and on Wednesday at dawn, at least 23 Palestinians, including several children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, mainly in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.The Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers searched several homes in different parts of the occupied city, and kidnapped 14 Palestinians.
The PPS stated that the soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Azmi Mteir, Rajab Noâ€™man Mteir, Atef Noâ€™man Mteir and Nassim Yahya Mteir, from Qalandia refugee camp, in addition to Loqman Attoun, 25, Mosâ€™ab Oleyyan, 25, and Bassel Tortash, 25, from Sur Baher town.
The PPS added that the army also kidnapped Ahmad Abu Roumi, 17, Ahmad Oweis, 14, Odai Mustafa, 15, and Adam Abu Shammala, 16, from al-â€˜Eesawiyya town. Resident Mohammad Hasan Woheish was kidnaped in Abu Dis town, while Bahaâ€™ Bassa and Mohammad Hammad were kidnapped in al-â€˜Ezariyya town.
In addition, the soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp and Nahhalin town, in Bethlehem, and kidnapped Mohammad Ibrahim Zawahra, 25, Ali Abdul-Hameed at-Tous, 19, Mahmoud Yacoub Sweity, 24, Mahmoud Mohammad Najajra, 50, his son Nathem, 27, and Ahmad Jawdat Najajra, 22 years of age.
In Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers kidnapped Abdul-Salam Majed Abu al-Haija, 40, while Daoud Salam Abu al-Halawa, was kidnapped from his home in Hebron.
Another Palestinian, identified as Eyad Hikmat Balawna, 31, was kidnapped in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem.
Also on Wednesday at dawn, the soldiers kidnapped six Palestinians in Bethlehem, and one in Jenin.