Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, eighteen Palestinians, including a journalist and one woman, during invasions of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, mainly from Bethlehem and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.
The Bethlehem office of the PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes in the district, and abducted six Palestinians, identified as â€˜Ala Mohammad Taqatqa, Essam Mohammad Taqatqa, Monir Mohammad Taqatqa, Fayez Ali Deeriyya, Yahya Hashem Jado and â€˜Ala Mohammad al-Hreimi.
In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted â€˜Ala Khaled Ismael, 23, Ahmad Yousef Abu Harb, 34, Rafat Jamil Naseef, 50, and Hamza Yahya, 24.
In Jenin and Qalqilia, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Farouq â€˜Aabed, and a journalist, identified as Ayyoub Maâ€™zouz Hassan, 30.
In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Jihad Sari Wahdan, Moâ€™taz Sameeh Wahdan and Zeid Samhan Wahdan.
In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted a woman, identified as Tahani Jaber.
In occupied East Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Luâ€™ay Abu Saâ€™ad and Salman Abu Mayyala; both guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and were taken prisoner from its courtyards.
On Monday at dawn, the soldiers invaded Kafr Niâ€™ma village, west of Ramallah, before breaking into and searching the home of a Palestinian artist, identified as Osama Nazzal, and confiscated his Caricatures.