[Friday, February 14, 2014] Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlement in Hebron, Rateb Jabour, stated that Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian shepherd, east of Yatta city. The Palestinian was kidnapped after being attacked by Israeli settlers.Jabour said that the soldiers assaulted and kidnapped, Nael Khalil Abu Arram, 18, taking him to an unknown destination.

Abu Arram was taken prisoner in the Eqweibes village, east of Yatta. The soldiers kidnapped him after a number of Israeli settlers attacked him in a land which belongs to the village.

The village is surrounded by three illegitimate Israeli settlements, built on privately owned Palestinian lands. Settlements built in that area are Susia, Avigal and Mitzpe Yair.

Jabour denounced the assault and the ongoing violations carried out by settlers, and said both the soldiers and settlers are trying to push Palestinians out of their lands in order to build and expand the illegitimate Israeli settlement.

Israeli settlers repeatedly attack Palestinians, their lands and property in different parts of occupied Palestine, especially in the Hebron district.