Israeli soldiers invaded, between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, several areas in the occupied West Bank, kidnapping eleven Palestinians, including six in the northern West Bank district of Nablus.Eyewitnesses have reported that dozens of armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the Old City of Nablus, kidnapping Imad Halawa, 20, and Raed Hamdan, 20, after breaking into their homes and violently searching them.
They added that the soldiers invaded the Dahia Al-Janoubiyya area, in Nablus, and kidnapped Rami Kilbany and Bashir Raji Taqtouq, 21.
Soldiers also invaded the Askar refugee camp, east of Nablus, and kidnapped Ziad Al-Maghreby.
Another resident, identified as Wajdy Qanadeelo, has also been kidnapped in the northern mountain of Nablus city. All kidnapped residents were moved to the Huwwara military base, south of Nablus.
In related news, soldiers invaded Ein Yabroub town, east of the Central West Bank city of Ramallah, kidnapping two Palestinians.
Two more Palestinians were kidnapped in Betunia town, west of Ramallah, local sources have reported.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and kidnapped Ahmad Saleh Thawabta, after violently breaking into his home and searching it.
Also, dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and handed the residents military documents threatening to impose further collective punishment measures.
The army alleged that some of its vehicles and a military tower were attacked with rocks and Molotov cocktails.
They also installed a number of roadblocks in the area, stopped dozens of vehicles and searched them while inspecting the ID cards of the residents.
Scores of military vehicles also invaded Doura town, south of Hebron, while dozens of soldiers were deployed between the houses and the streets.
The invasions and arrests are part of daily violations targeting Palestinian communities in different parts of occupied Palestine, including occupied Jerusalem.
Army Kidnaps Five Palestinians In Nablus
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:30:52
[Tuesday At Dawn December 24, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers have invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, kidnapping five Palestinians. Soldiers also invaded Bethlehem, confiscated a bulldozer and served a military order for illegally confiscating Palestinian lands.
The Ma’an News Agency has reported that more than fifteen Israeli military vehicles invaded the city from different directions, advancing into several neighborhoods, especially the Old City, the Dahiya area and the Ta’awon Street.
The soldiers violently searched several homes, causing excessive property damage, and kidnapped Imad Ed-Deen Halawa, 20, Raed Sami Hamdan, 20, Bashir Raji Taqtouq, 21, Wajdy Qanadeelo and Rami Kilbany.
On Monday evening, soldiers invaded the Khallit An-Nahla area, south of Bethlehem, and confiscated a bulldozer which belong to a resident.
Coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijiyya, stated that some residents were opening an agricultural road in their lands before dozens of soldiers and members of the Civil Administration Office, run by the army, invaded the area, confiscating the bulldozer and serving the residents a military order “confiscating the land for military purposes”.
He said that the lands are located in Area C, under Israeli military and security control, and called on the residents to tend to their lands, to plant in them, and to use legal venues to resist the Israeli violations against them and their lands.