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

20 Apr
10:10 AM

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and during earlier hours Thursday, at least nine Palestinians in various parts of the occupied West Bank, and illegally confiscated a thousand US Dollars from one home.

In a press statement, the Israeli army said the soldiers arrested nine Palestinians in the West Bank, including what it alleged, “three who participated in hostilities.”

The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West bank, said the soldiers abducted Ahmad al-‘Omari, 63, the director of a local orphanage, after storming into his home and ransacking it, in the Tarbeeqa area, in Hebron city,

In Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded Balata town, east of Nablus, and abducted a student of the Najah National University, identified as Obada Jamal Dweikat.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted an Engineer, identified as Monther Mustafa Shonnar, 26, from Nablus, after stopping him at a military roadblock west of Salfit, in the northwestern part of the West Bank.

His father, Dr. Mustafa Shonnar, said the army phoned his home, informing the family that their son has been arrested, moved to the interrogation center in Petah Tikva, and that he will be under interrogation for eight days.

It is worth mentioning that the army recently frequently invaded the Shonnar home, looking for Abada, and threatened to kill him if he doesn’t turn himself in to the army. The military did not explain why it detained him or the reason for seeking his arrest.

Also, the soldiers invaded Nour Shams refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, attacked many Palestinians while interrogating them, and abducted a young man, identified as Dia Qseido.
The soldiers also conducted extensive searches of homes, buildings and several areas in Thannaba, east of Tulkarem.

The Qalqilia office of the PPS, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers continued their night invasions and violent searches of homes and property, and abducted Saji Abu Athba, 27.
Dozens of soldiers, and army vehicles, have also been deployed on the main road, and junction, between Habla town and Qalqilia.

In Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded Jaba’ and Fahma towns, south of the city, violently searched homes and abducted Osama Ahmad Salatna and Mohammad Canaan, after interrogating them and their families.

In Jaba’ town, south of Jenin, the soldiers searched the homes of Mahmoud Shafiq Sa’abna and Hisham Sa’id Sa’abna.

Clashes took place in the town, and the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs; no injuries were reported.

It is worth mentioning that the army said it conflicted a thousand U.S. Dollars from one of the Palestinian homes, and a weapon.

In Silwad town, near Ramallah, the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods and homes, and confiscated seven cars, owned by families of Palestinians who, according to the army, were involved in attacks against the soldiers and colonists.

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