[Wednesday at Dawn, March 18, 2014] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded various neighborhoods in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and nearby Surif town, kidnapping five young Palestinian men.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the Israeli army invaded several neighborhoods in Hebron city, breaking into a number of homes and violently searching them before kidnapping three Palestinians.
WAFA said that the three kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Sa’id Awadallah Nassar, 20, Riyadh Fathi Gheith, 18, and Mo’tasem Mazen al-Mohtaseb. They were handcuffed, blindfolded and, then, moved to an unknown destination.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded Doura town, south of Hebron, broke into several homes and violently searched them before kidnapping two Palestinians identified as Mustafa Abdul-Hamid an-Nammoura, 20, and Faker Sharif Abu Ras.
The soldiers also invaded Surif town, northwest of Hebron, searching at least one home.
Furthermore, they installed roadblocks at the entrances of Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, the Shuhada’ Junction and the northern entrance of Hebron city, where they stopped and searched dozens of vehicles, interrogating residents while inspecting their ID cards.
Just yesterday, clashes erupted between Israeli occupation forces and school students, following a rally that was launched in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, in support with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
According to the PNN, coordinator of National Committee to Resist Wall and Settlement in Hebron, Rateb al-Jbour, said that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas canisters toward the students and the participants. The 46-year-old teacher Jaber Mohammed Awwad suffered suffocation injuries due to tear gas inhalation.