Israeli troops kidnapped on Wednesday at dawn four Palestinian residents including a former minister, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and the nearby village of Doura. Local sources reported that soldiers broke into the home of former minister, Engineer Issa Al Ja’bary, cuffed and blindfolded him before he taking him to an unknown destination. He was repeatedly imprisoned by Israel.
Furthermore, soldiers kidnapped resident Monther Nairoukh after breaking into his home in Hebron, and also kidnapped Sami Ebrewish and Issa Al Ka’ka after stopping their vehicle at a roadblock that was installed at the entrance of Doura
In related news, soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian vehicle near the entrance of Al Sammoa’ village, near Hebron.
Eyewitnesses reported that the vehicle sped away; it remains unclear whether the any of the passengers was hurt.
Furthermore, the Israeli Army decided to confiscate Palestinian lands near Al Fawwar Refugee Camp and Doura village, near Hebron.
Human Rights sources reported that six residents received military orders informing them that the army will be confiscating their lands to use it for “military purposes”. All lands in question are agricultural, and are the main sources of livelihood to the villagers.
On Tuesday evening, soldiers closed the Huwwara roadblock, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and also closed the entrances of several nearby villages as Israeli settlers were holding a protest at the main Huwwara road.
Troops also closed the entrances of Beta, Awarta, Einabous and a number of nearby villages, preventing the residents from entering or leaving them.
Dozens of Jewish settlers attacked four workers on Tuesday, while they were repairing houses in the old city of Hebron in the West Bank. The settlers were claiming that the homes “do not belong to the Palestinians”, the WAFA News Agency reported.
The settlers also sabotaged restoration work conducted by the Reconstruction Committee in the Old City of Hebron.