PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirty-Two Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

09 Mar
1:33 PM

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, since Wednesday evening until morning hours Thursday, thirty-two Palestinians, including children, between the ages of 11 and 15, and a female legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

The Hebron office of the PPS in the southern part of the West Bank, has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the district, and abducted eight Palestinians, including a female legislator.

It identified the abducted Palestinians as legislator Samira Halayqa, Mo’tasem Farouq Masalma, Mahmoud Raed Masalma, Rami Edrees, Khaled Awad, Tareq Ersheidat, in addition to two siblings, Majed and Morsi al-‘Ajlouni.

The soldiers also invaded and searched homes in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, and abducted three Palestinians, identified as Mahmoud Hussein Abu Hamza, 20, Mothanna Abdul-Rahim Rabea’, 13, and Issa Omar Odah, 24.

In Nablus, also in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers searched homes and abducted three Palestinians, identified as Jihad Nashata, Assef Tayyim and Suleiman ‘Oweiss.

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Qalqilia, Tulkarem, Nablus And Salfit

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, including in Qalandia refugee camp, interrogated many Palestinians, and abducted nine, including children, between the ages of eleven and fifteen.

They have been identified as Mohammad ‘Alqam, Jawad Abu Sneina, and five children, ages 11-15, identified as Ahmad Yousef ‘Obeid, Mohammad Mustafa, Malek al-Qaisi, Rami al-Joulani and Husam Zaghal.

Also in Jerusalem, soldiers and personnel of the tax department, invaded many stores and homes, in Salaheddin Street and in Silwan town, and abducted two Palestinian shop owners, forcing many others to shut their stores down.

The two have been identified as Jawad Abu Sneina, who was taken prisoner near the al-Aqsa mosque, and Waseem Abu Bader, in the al-‘Abbasiyya neighborhood, in Silwan town.

In addition, the soldiers attacked several schoolchildren in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan, allegedly after “throwing rocks” at a colonialist outpost.

The soldiers also abducted Ahmad Hasan Mteir, and Mohammad Hasan al-Lowzi, from Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Dia’ Rezeq Hmeidat and Hazem Mahmoud Hannoun.

In Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers and abducted three Palestinians, identified as Mahmoud Kayed Abu Adwan, Ibrahim Talal Shreim and Nidal Ahmad Hussein.

In Salfit district, the soldiers abducted one Palestinian, identified as Emad Raja ‘Ayyash, after breaking into his home and searching it.

Another Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Mahmoud Abu Shouka, from Gaza, was abducted at the Container military roadblock, near Bethlehem.

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