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 ‚ÄėAla Mohammad Taqatqa, Essam Mohammad Taqatqa, Monir Mohammad Taqatqa, Fayez Ali Deeriyya, Yahya Hashem Jado and ‚ÄėAla Mohammad al-Hreimi.
In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted ‚ÄėAla 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 ‚ÄėAabed, and a journalist, identified as Ayyoub Ma‚Äôzouz Hassan, 30.
In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Jihad Sari Wahdan, Mo‚Äôtaz 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 Lu‚Äôay Abu Sa‚Äôad 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 Ni‚Äôma village, west of Ramallah, before breaking into and searching the home of a Palestinian artist, identified as Osama Nazzal, and confiscated his Caricatures.