[Wednesday, January 22, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched homes, and kidnapped several Palestinians, including children.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan town, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, stated that dozens of soldiers invaded a neighborhood and violently searched several homes before kidnapping two children.
The center stated that the two kidnapped children have been identified as Yazan Rajaby, 14, and Mohammad Gheith, 15. Both were moved to the Maskobiyya detention and interrogation facility, west of Jerusalem.
Israeli Police officers also kidnapped a Palestinian cameraman near Al-Magharba Gate, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Eyewitnesses stated that an Israeli harassed Palestinian women in the area and, when the cameraman started documenting the attack, Israeli police officers attacked and kidnapped him.
Israeli police officers, heavily deployed in the area and the yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, stopped and interrogated several Palestinian worshipers, inspecting their ID cards.
Furthermore, dozens of Israeli military vehicles also invaded various areas in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, kidnapping three Palestinians.
The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that several army jeeps invaded Ein Beit Al-Maa’ refugee camp, west of Nablus, broke into and searched the home of resident Rida Khaled before kidnapping his son, Anwar, 19.
WAFA said that the father is a former political prisoner who was released from an Israeli detention center, just a few weeks ago, and that the army interrogated him in his home before kidnapping his son.
In addition, soldiers invaded Beita and Burin villages, south of Nablus, also violently searching several homes and kidnapping Majed Hamayel from Beita, and Issam Ma’moun Najjar from Burin.
Palestinian security sources said that the army also kidnapped a Palestinian laborer from Al-Ferdees village, near Bethlehem, as he was working in Jerusalem.
The sources stated that the soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Abu Mahameed, 19, after breaking into a construction site where he works, and kidnapping him for allegedly not carrying a work permit.
In Bethlehem, dozens of soldiers invaded the Wady Ma’aly neighborhood and violently searched the homes of residents ‘Aahed and Hussein Al-Kamel, and Mohammad Salem Salah.
In addition, several Israeli military jeeps invaded Dar Salah village, east of Bethlehem, and violently searched the homes of residents Mohammad Mustafa Salem, Ibrahim Hasan Salem, Mustafa Hasan Salem, Salem Ayyash Ta’amra, Mohammad Salman Salah, Akram Hasan Salah, Mohannad Ibrahim Hammad, and Ibrahim Mohammad Hammad.
The invasions, arrests and home searches are part of daily Israeli military violations against the Palestinian people, their homes and lands, in different parts of the occupied West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.