The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, 21 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also assaulted one of the Al-Aqsa Mosque guards, in occupied Jerusalem.
In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers invaded and violently searched several homes and kidnapped six Palestinians, including a teenage girl, and a former political prisoner.
It said the kidnapped have been identified as former political prisoner Ayman Tbeish, Ali Mohammad Barweesh, Mohammad Ata Daghameen, Ahmad Mohammad Abu Fara, Marwan Mahmoud al-Heeh and Walaâ Ayman al-Mahareeq, 18.
In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers also invaded and searched homes and kidnapped five Palestinians, identified as Anas Ahmad Obeid, 31, his brother Hamza, 24, Mohammad Amin Ayesh, 22, Shadi Talâat Tahmeer, 27, and Mahmoud Abdul-Fattah Abu al-âAsal, 34.
In Jenin, also in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers kidnapped Abdul-Halim Yassin, Moâtasem Yousef Dawahda, and two siblings identified as Odai and Mohammad Mallah, after searching their homes.
In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, the army stormed and searched homes, and kidnapped three Palestinians, identified as Najeeb Mafarja, Yousef Mohammad Khatib and Fathi Sharif Hammad.
In Bethlehem, the soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians identified as Bader Mohammad Abu Jalgheef, Abdul-Halim Najajra and a former political prisoner, identified as Raed âAyesh, 31.
In related news, dozens of soldiers and fanatic Israeli colonists stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, before a number of soldiers assaulted a mosque guard, identified as Majd Abdin, causing various cuts and bruises.
Eyewitnesses said the attack took place near the Chain Gate, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that the wounded guard was moved to the mosque clinic for treatment.
They added that the soldiers started smoking in the mosque, shouted insults at many Muslim worshipers, while dozens of Israeli extremists invaded its courtyards and conducted provocative tours.