Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Friday evening [February 21, 2014], that several Palestinians have been injured, and one has been kidnapped, after Israeli soldiers invaded the Safa area, north of Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.Medical sources said that dozens of residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading the Safa area, according to Ma’an News Agency.
Local sources have reported that dozens of local youth hurled stones at the invading soldiers, and that the army fired rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs.
On Friday afternoon, soldiers kidnapped Sakher Hisham Abu Mariya, 23 years of age, taking him to an unknown destination. He was driving his car, used for public transportation, when the soldiers kidnapped him.
This is not the first time that soldiers kidnapped Abu Mariya, as he was repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by the army, and has two brothers, Habes and Jihad, who are still imprisoned after being kidnapped several months ago.
His brothers previously spent years in Israeli military prisons and detention camps.