PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

16 Jan
12:09 PM

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Monday at dawn and during morning hours, at least twenty Palestinians, including a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.

The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded various areas in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, invaded and violently searched dozens of homes and abducted twelve Palestinians, including a democratically-elected legislator, two former political prisoners and an author.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as legislator Ahmad Mubarak, former political prisoner, author and play writer Walid al-Hodali, from al-Biereh city, Ibrahim Abu Sabe’ and Mohammad Qar’an, from Betunia, Omar Barghouthi and Mohammad al-Barghouthi from Deir Ghassana, former political prisoner Shuja’ Darwish from Birzeit, Jihad Mansour from Safa town, Mohammad Dahla and Yousef Oleyyan from Budrus village, Luay Natheer from Kobar village, and Saeb Fahmi Abu Salim from Rantis village.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner and artist, identified as Mansour Abu Gharbiyya, from the Suwwana neighborhood in the Old City, after stopping him near Sahera Gate.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers abducted Abdul-Nasser Abu Mariya, 17, from his home in ath-Thaher area, south of Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron. The soldiers also stormed and searched many homes in the same area, located next to Karmie Tzur Israeli colony, illegally built on privately-owned Palestinian lands.

At least six more Palestinians, whose names were unavailable at the time of this report, have also been abducted in different communities in the Hebron district.

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