Israeli soldiers abducted one resident at the Container Checkpoint,
near Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem as he was heading back home in Al
Obediyya village, near Bethlehem. The resident is the sixth family
member arrested by troops within two weeks.
The Palestine News Network reported that resident Suleiman Salim Shanaita, 40, was on his way back home from Ramallah when the soldiers stopped him at the checkpoint and severely punched and clubbed him.
He was later on handcuffed, blindfolded and taken to an unknown destination, local sources reported.
Meanwhile, an Israeli military source claimed that Shanaita is a member of the Islamic Jihad and that he is wanted to the Israeli security for alleged attacks against the Israeli army.
Sources at Al Obediyya village stated that this is the sixth member of the same family that soldiers have taken prisoner within two weeks, especially after the Israeli forces invaded the village and assassinated Khaled and Oqla Shanaita.
The two were assassinated after the army broke into a cave, east of the Al Obediyya, August 18. Army claims that the two are members of the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement.