Thursday May 16 2013, Israeli soldiers kidnapped twenty Palestinians, mainly children, in the At-Tabaqa village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and started interrogating them in alleged connection with a Molotov cocktail that burnt an Israeli military jeep during Wednesday clashes with the army.Local sources reported that the army released 18 of the kidnapped 20 Palestinians, (most of them 14 – 18 years old), and kept two under interrogation.
The sources added that the army broke into and searched dozens of homes in the village, used military dogs in searching the property, and detained 150 Palestinians at a yard in the village before releasing them except for 20, and released 18 later on after interrogating them.
Also on Thursday, the army kidnapped three Palestinians in the nearby town of Doura, after breaking into their homes and searching them.
Furthermore, two Palestinians have been injured by Israeli fire during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. The two have been identified as Nayef Ar-Ra’ey, 21, and Ahmad Abu Sabal, 22.
Also, the soldiers violently attacked and beat a Palestinian youth, identified as Khader Ash-Shatreet, causing fractures in his feet.
On Wednesday, the army and the police kidnapped 14 Palestinians in Bab Al-‘Amoud, in occupied East Jerusalem, during a procession marking the 65th anniversary of the Nakba of 1948.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the army violently attacked the protesters, and kidnapped 14 of them, including PPS head, Nasser Qous, and a journalist identified as Tawfiq Saliba, who was released later on.
On Wednesday evening, Israel released Nael Barakat, one of the Palestinians who were kidnapped in Bab Al-‘Amoud, after he suffered internal bleeding resulting from excessive use of force by the Israeli police. He was moved to a local hospital.