PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank”

06 Aug
9:30 AM

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians, including one woman and a journalist, in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

The Hebron office of the PPS said the soldiers said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the city, and surrounding communities, before storming and ransacking many homes, and abducted five Palestinians.

It added that the soldiers also stopped and searched many cars at military roadblocks, in the northern part of Hebron, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

The soldiers also invaded and searched homes, and social institutions, in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, before searching them.

The PPS said the soldiers abducted a journalist, identified as Ibrahim Rantisi, who works as a correspondent for the Turkish National Television (TRT), after storming his home and ransacking it, in Rantis village, northwest of Ramallah.

He is the sixth Palestinian journalists to be abducted by the army in one week; Israel is still holding captive 22 journalists.

On Sunday, dozens of journalists protested in front of Ofer prison, west of Ramallah, calling on the International Community to oblige Israel to stop its violations against journalists, and to ensure the implementation of Security Council Resolution #2222 regarding the protection of journalists.

In Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Susan Abu Ghannam, the mother of Mohammad Abu Ghannam, 20, who was killed by Israeli soldiers on July 21st, 2017.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded the Saff Street, in the center of the city, and summoned Maher Omar Ziyada, 22, from interrogation in Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem.

In addition, the army also invaded and searched homes in Tulkarem refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and abducted Ala’ Rafiq Damiri, 38.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as:

  1. Ibrahim Rantisi (Journalist), Ramallah.
  2. Ibrahim Riyad, Ramallah.
  3. Ehab Abu Hamda, Qalqilia,
  4. Tareq Silmi, Qalqilia.
  5. Ala’ Rafiq Damiri, Tulkarem.
  6. Shadi Nawawra, Bethlehem.
  7. Ibrahim Nawawra, Bethlehem.
  8. Maher Nawawra, Bethlehem.
  9. Firas Abu Sharkh (former political prisoner), Hebron.
  10. Nidal Abdullah al-Hroub, Hebron.
  11. Nidal Mahmoud Safi, Hebron.
  12. Hazem Jibril al-Jeyyawi, Hebron.
  13. Ibrahim Hasan Najjar, Hebron.
  14. Suzan Abu Ghannam, Jerusalem.
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