Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians, Injure Many Others, In West Bank

21 Jan
11:04 AM

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian areas in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted twenty Palestinians, including a lawyer and the wife of a political prisoner.

Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of a political prisoner, identified as Amir Eshteyya, and abducted his wife, attorney Aman Mansour, in addition to confiscating their car.

The invasion into the property came as dozens of soldiers, and hundreds of illegal colonialist settlers, invaded the eastern area of Nablus city, especially Joseph Tomb, before the army fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at dozens of Palestinian protesters.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot two young men with live fire, and caused dozens of Palestinians, including many in their own homes, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also detained Palestinian journalists and prevented them from documenting the invasion.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Qarawat Bani Hassan village, in Salfit governorate in central West Bank, searched homes and abducted Laith Abdullah Mer’ey.

The soldiers also invaded and searched homes in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and abducted Mohammad Sameeh Eshteiwi.

In addition, several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Shaher Issa Taqatqa, in addition to Ahmad Khaled Taqatqa and Eyad Hamad.

The soldiers also invaded Teqoua’ village, east of Bethlehem, and drove in its streets and neighborhoods.

In Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers searched homes in Abu Shkheidim village, north of Ramallah city, and abducted Mohammad Odah Ladadwa, in addition to Ibrahim Ayyoub Ma’rouf, who was taken prisoner from his home in Deir Abu Mashal town, west of Ramallah.

Also in Ramallah, dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Mughayyir village, east of the city, violently searched several homes and abducted Mo’tasem Abu Alia, Hamdi Na’san, Jom’a Raqqad Abu Alia, Assem Abu Alia, Mahmoud Abdullah al-Haj, in addition to Mohammad and Ahmad Abu Alia. A similar invasion targeted Kufur Ni’ma village, west of Ramallah,

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, searched several homes, and abducted Ammad Mohammad Jawabra and Shawqi Khatib, in addition to Mohammad Jawad al-Wawi, who was taken prisoner from his home in Halhoul town, also north of Hebron.

In Jericho, the soldiers searched homes and abducted Haitham Kamal Shalalfa and Mohammad Kamel Shalalfa, from Fasayel Palestinian village.

It is worth mentioning that dozens of soldiers also invaded Jayyous town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and distributed leaflets warning the resident of further severe measures, if they do not stop protesting the ongoing Israeli occupation and violations.

On Sunday at night, the soldiers abducted four young Palestinian men in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, after assaulting and wounding them.

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