Israeli Soldiers Abduct 17 Palestinians In The West Bank

16 May
12:15 PM

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated large sums of cash. The army said it also confiscated a weapon from one of the invaded homes.

In the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the West Bank, violently searched many homes, causing damage, and abducted four Palestinians.

The soldiers invaded homes, in addition to the Industrial Zone and ‘Aseeda area, in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, and abducted two Palestinians identified as Aziz Mahmoud Ekhlayyel, 26, and Mohammad Mitleq Za’aqeeq, 23.

The soldiers also summoned for interrogation a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Zoheir Al-‘Allami, 22, who was released from prison a month ago.

In addition, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Yatta town, south of Hebron, and abducted a woman, identified as Suzan Abu Qbeita, in addition to a man, identified as Mustafa al-Jondi, who was taken prisoner even though the soldiers weren’t looking for him, but were trying to find and abduct his brother.

The army claimed it also located and confiscated an M-18 automatic rifle and several magazines, during the search.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded a home, owned by Abdul-Fattah Abu Tabeekh, in Sammoa’ town, south of Hebron, confiscated 10.000 Shekels from his home, and summoned him for interrogation in Etzion military base and security center, north of Hebron.

In Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the West Bank, at least fifteen armored jeeps invaded Tal village, south of Nablus city, before the soldiers broke into and searched many homes, interrogated several Palestinians and abducted two.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Hamza Ahmad Ramadan, 26, and Samir Taleb Silwadi, 21.

In Qalqilia, also in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers searched several homes and abducted four Palestinians, including one child.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Nidal Safwan Saleem, 15, Karim Omran Hussein, Farid Abdul-Aziz Hussein and Omran Abdullah Hussein, 40.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Odai Abu Tayeh, from his home in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and took him to an interrogation facility.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Ezz Misbah Abu Sbeih, after stopping him at Hizma roadblock, northeast of Jerusalem.

On its part, the army said its soldiers arrested two Palestinians in ‘Aseera ash-Shemaliyya and Tal towns, in Nablus governorate, one in Azzoun town in Qalqilia, one in Ni’lin village, two in ‘al-Mazra’a al-Qibleyya, one in Birzeit city, one in Kufur Hareth, two in Deir Abu Mashal and one in Qarawat Bani Zeid, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, one in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, in addition to two in Beit Ummar and one in Doura in the Hebron governorate.

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