Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In the West Bank

16 May
10:54 AM

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes, the Palestinian Prisonersā€™ Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded Beā€™er al-Basha village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted two young men, identified as Rakan Daoud Ghawadra and Shadi Ali Ghawadra.

The soldiers also invaded Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and abducted Mohammad Issa Nassar, 22, Rashid Ramez Nassar, 26, and Raā€™ad Moā€™tasem Ziyada, 16.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Qalqilia city, in northern West Bank, and abducted Ahmad Issa Sabri, 15.

In Ramallah in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Issam Abu Alia, from the al-Mughayyir village, east of the city, in addition to former political prisoner Moā€™men Zeid from the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the city, Mohammad Hamed, from Beitin town, east of Ramallah, and Aseed Abu Odai from Kafr Niā€™ma, west of the city.

The army also invaded a residential building in the al-Masayef neighborhood, in Ramallah city, before violently searching many flats, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians in Shiokh al-ā€˜Arroub village, and the al-ā€˜Arroub refugee camp, north of the city.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad Yousef Janazra, 16, from the al-ā€˜Arroub refugee camp, in addition to Abdul-Razeq as-Sil, 20, and Eyad Ismael ā€˜Eid, from Shiokh al-ā€˜Arroub village.

Furthermore, the soldiers stormed a building facing the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, raised Israeli flags on its rooftop, and used it as a military tower.

The army also said a Palestinian hurled a hand grenade at one of its military vehicles in the refugee camp.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Shuā€™fat refugee camp, and abducted two siblings, identified as Mosā€™ab and Yousef Taweel.

In related news, the army claimed its soldiers found weapons, and confiscated cash, during searches of homes and property in Beit Sahour and Beit Fajjar, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem.

The PPS said that the soldiers abducted, on Tuesday, 38 Palestinians in several parts of the West Bank, and added that the army also abducted 551 Palestinians, including 124 children and nine women, in April.

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