The Israeli army abducted four family members of Mohamed Abu Obeid, a leader in the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, from Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday morning.
Palestinian sources reported that at least 20 armored Israeli army vehicles stormed the camp and closed all exits and entrances. Troops surrounded the house of Abu Obeid, which is located in the center of the camp. He has been wanted by the army for two years, the sources added. The mother of Obied stated that more that 50 Israeli soldiers and a number of dogs attacked the house and forced the family out, then searched and ransacked the family home causing a lot of damage. Soldiers left taking with them Abu Obeid's father Ibrahiem, 55, and three of his brothers, Shadi, 22, Ala, 18, and Hamudah, 19. All four were taken to an unknown military detention camp.
"Soldiers threatened that if Mohamed did not turn himself in to the army, the Israeli army will kill him and destroy the family house", Abu Obied's mother said. On Tuesday night Israeli soldiers attacked the house of Abu Obied's family but did not manage to abduct Mohamed, who also survived an assassination attempt 6 months ago when an Israeli army undercover unit ambushed him in the camp, he escaped but lost a leg due to injuries.