PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Seventeen Palestinians In The West Bank”

18 Jul
1:07 PM

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier Monday, at least seventeen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including one who came under fire of an armed Israeli paramilitary settler, before the soldiers abducted him.

The Jerusalem Office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers broke into several homes in the occupied city, and kidnapped six Palestinians.

It said the soldiers kidnapped Anas Abu Assab, 17, Daoud Yousef Ateyya, 17, Mohammad Omar Ateyya (minor), and Bassem Ma’touq, from their homes in the al-‘Eesawiyya town.

The soldiers also kidnapped Netham Abu Ramouz, from his home in the al-‘Ezariyya town, southeast of Jerusalem, and Mohammad Abu Esbeitan from Beit Iksa village, northwest of the city, after storming and violently searching their homes.

Also in Jerusalem, soldiers and fanatic colonists stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacked many Palestinians and kidnapped two, identified as Adel Abu Zneid and ‘Aahed Rezeq, before taking them to a nearby interrogation facility.

The attack into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa was carried out through the al-Magharba Gate, when several small groups of soldiers and settlers started flooding the holy site after removing the Muslim worshipers.

Also on Monday at dawn, the army invaded several Palestinian areas in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched many homes and kidnapped four Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Aref al-Hjouj, from Bani Neim town, Nabil Kamel al-Ja’bari, 38, Ali Mahmoud Abu Hasan, 21, and Shaddad Hammouda Sharha.

Furthermore, a paramilitary Israeli colonist opened fire at a Palestinian truck, driving on bypass road #60, east of Hebron, before the soldiers stopped the truck driver near Khirbit al-Majnouna area, south of Hebron, and kidnapped him.

Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian has been identified as Hisham Mahmoud Abu Ayyash, from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron.

In addition, a Palestinian child was injured after a colonist Israeli settler rammed him with his car, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fled the scene.

The soldiers also invaded the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, kidnapped three Palestinians, shot and injured another, and violently assaulted a woman.

The kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Ala’ Wajeeh Abatly, his brother Anas, and Salim J’eidi.

One Palestinian, identified as Majdi Nizar Atatra, was kidnapped after the soldiers stormed and searched several homes in Jenin city, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Dozens of Israeli soldiers also invaded Qabatia town, south of Jenin, demolished one home and injured at least four Palestinians with live fire.

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