Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday at night and on Saturday, five Palestinians in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while several Palestinians have been injured after being attacked by the soldiers while trying to reach their land in Yatta, south of Hebron. Settlers attack shepherds in Bethlehem.The Maan News Agency reported that the army attacked members of the Ash-Shamisty and Al-Batsh families from Yatta town, near Hebron, and prevented them from reaching the lands to plow them, and kidnapped at least three.
The soldiers also attacked the residents with their rifles and batons causing at least one injury.
The Palestinian Red Crescent in Yatta reported that resident Mohammad Yousef Al-Batsh, 55, was violently attacked by the soldiers and was beaten on the head, arms and shoulders.
The soldiers kidnapped also Issa Khalil Ash-Shamisty, 38, Mohammad Mahmoud Ash-Shamisty, 54, Azmi Mohammad Al-Batsh, 54.
On Friday at night, the soldiers kidnapped Mit’eb Ismail An-Najjar, a former political prisoner and an employee of the Islamic Relief for Orphans in Yatta, after breaking into his home and violently searching it.
The soldiers also kidnapped resident Ibrahim Ash-Shawaheen at a roadblock installed at the entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.
In Bethlehem, dozens of extremist Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds while herding their sheep in Beit Ta’mor village, east of Bethlehem.
Hasan Brejiyyyah, head of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, reported that dozens of settlers of the Nokadim illegal settlement, attacked and shepherds and even attacked their flocks in an attempt to force them out of the area.
Israeli soldiers were present during the attack but did not attempt to stop or remove the settlers.