Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians in different parts of the West Bank on Monday at dawn, and took them to unknown destinations; the kidnappings took place after the army invaded several cities, towns and villages and searched dozens of homes.Local sources reported that the army invaded the towns of Tammoun and Al-Far’a in the central West Bank district of Tubas, and the towns of Zabbouba, Methalon and Raba near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped one resident in addition to interrogating two others. Soldiers also broke into and searched dozens of homes in the invaded towns.
Israeli soldiers invaded fifteen homes in Tammoun town alone. The army then kidnapped resident Omar Mohammad Bani-Odah, 25, and interrogated dozens of residents. The soldiers claimed they were searching for “wanted Palestinians”.
Soldiers also held military drills in Raba meadow, west of Jenin, and fired dozens of flares while hundreds of soldiers were deployed in open areas.
Furthermore, Israeli soldiers invaded Hebron City, in the southern part of the West Bank, and broke into the home of Zen Ed-Deen Mahmoud Shabana, 43 They handcuffed and blindfolded him before taking him to the Etzion military base, north of Hebron.
Shabana has been repeatedly arrested by the Palestinian security forces, and was released seven months ago after spending more than a year in a Palestinian prison.
Hamas movement sources claimed that he was also tortured during interrogation.
Israeli soldiers conduct invasions and arrests in different parts of the West Bank on a daily basis. These invasions include breaking into homes and other facilities and installing dozens of ‘flying’ military checkpoints.
In a recent report, the International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights stated that in April Israeli soldiers escalated their illegal measures against the Palestinian people using military checkpoints all over the West Bank and on border terminals leading to Gaza, and kidnapped 29 Palestinians at these checkpoints.
The army stopped and interrogated dozens of residents at these checkpoints, and searched dozens of vehicles while inspecting the ID cards of residents.