Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians, Including A Legislator, In The West Bank

22 Jan
10:02 AM

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including a legislator, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers searched homes in Kafr Malek and Kharbatha al-Misbah towns, and abducted Mohammad Ahmad Farraj, Yousef Khaled al-Habal and Hotheifa Issa al-Habal.

The Jenin office of the PPS, in northern West Bank, said dozens of soldiers invaded and searched homes in the governorate, and abducted Mo’men Touqan, 24, from his home in Jenin city.

It added that the soldiers also invaded many communities in the governorate, and installed many roadblocks around villages and towns, in addition to launching a surveillance balloon near the al-Jalama village.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Saida town, north of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, searched a few homes, and abducted Mohammad Rabeh al-Ashqar, 31.

The PPS added that the soldiers also invaded Battir town, west of Bethlehem, and abducted Rashid No’man Moammar, 28, and his brother, Abdul-Hadi, 21.

The soldiers also invaded Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, and abducted Nafeth Shehada Omar, 30, from his home.

In addition, the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Salfit city, in central West Bank, and abducted a legislator, identified as Omar Abdul-Razeq, less than two months after his release from Israeli prisons.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers also invaded and searched homes, and abducted a young man, identified as Noureddin ‘Obeid, from al-‘Isawiya town.

In related news, an armed extremist Israeli colonist chased, Sunday, several Palestinian shepherds in the al-Farisiyya area, in the West Bank’s northern plains, and forced them out of grazing lands.

The assailant came from Rotem illegal colony, which was built on Palestinian lands; the attack is part of daily violations against the shepherds and farmers.

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