Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the towns of Beit Ummar and Yatta, in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, searched and ransacked many homes, and abducted two young men.
Mohammad Awad, a media activist with the Popular Committee in Hebron, said the soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, northwest of Hebron, before breaking into homes and violently searching them.
He added that the soldiers abducted a high-school student, identified as Ahmad Adel Za’aqeeq, 18, and took him to Etzion military base and security center, north of Hebron.
The soldiers also invaded the ath-Thaher area, south of Beit Ummar, and broke into the home of Hussein Mustafa Abu Mariya, to abduct his son, Mohammad, who works as a Palestinian National Security officer, in Jericho, and informed his family that “he is wanted and needs to turn himself in Etzion.”¬Ě
Clashes took place between the soldiers and many local youngsters, especially near the Old Mosque, and the soldiers fired many live rounds and concussion grenades.
In addition, Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, said the soldiers invaded Yatta town, south of Hebron, searched and ransacked homes belonging to Mohammad Ahmad Abu Arram, Mahmoud Ayed Abu Arram and Sami Issa al-Adra.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded several villages and towns, in the northern West bank governorate of Jenin, searched many homes, and abducted two young men .
Also on Monday at dawn, the soldiers abducted two young Palestinian men , from their homes, in Sawahra and Abu Dis towns, in Jerusalem governorate, in the occupied West Bank.