Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians in The West Bank

14 Oct
10:51 AM

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and kidnapped at least four Palestinians, while one child was kidnapped, on Thursday at night, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers also searched many young men, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem.

The PPS said that the soldiers invaded Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, before breaking into and searching many homes, and kidnapped at least two Palestinians, identified as Hamdi Khashan, and Ala’ Arafat.

The soldiers invaded the al-Khalili building in the al-Makhfeyya area in Nablus, in addition to at-Tour area, Ras al-‘Ein, and the area between the New Askar Refugee Camp and the Old Askar Refugee camp, in addition to the ad-Dahia area.  

In addition, the soldiers invaded Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Naji Abu Zalata, 33, after breaking into his home.

Clashes took place between the invading soldiers and dozens of local youths who hurled stones at the army, while the military fired several gas bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets, and live rounds.  

Furthermore, several military vehicles invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, searched and ransacked a number of homes and kidnapped a young man, identified as Yousef Skafi.

Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers and police officers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and searched many young men inside the holy sites, while inspecting their ID cards.

On Thursday at night, the soldiers kidnapped a child, identified as Mahdi Ishaq Sheikh, 15, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Kharbatha al-Misbah village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

The army claimed that the soldiers searched the child, and discovered “he carried a concealed knife.”

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