[Wednesday, March 26, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped several Palestinians.Local sources in Bethlehem have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the Aida refugee camp, and kidnapped Mohammad Qassem al-Azraq, 28, secretary of Fateh movement in the camp.
The soldiers violently broke into the home, and searched it, causing excessive property damage.
The invasion comes amongst ongoing clashes resulting from an Israeli military escalation against the camp and its citizens.
Several injuries have been reported after the army fired gas bombs, rubber-coated metal bullets, concussion grenades and rounds of live ammunition.
Soldiers also invaded the Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, and kidnapped two young men identified as Marwan Mahmoud Emreish, 18, and Waleed Najeeb Zghayyar, 21, after searching their homes.
The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the soldiers also invaded the home of Hamdouna Abu Sneina, and violently searched it. Hamdouna is a former political prisoner.
Soldiers also installed roadblocks at the entrances of Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, north of Hebron, the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, stopped and searched dozens of cars and inspected the ID cards of the passengers.
The army also bulldozed more than five Dunams of Palestinian farmlands in Um Nir village, east of Yatta town. The lands were planted with olive trees, and crops.
In related news, dozens of soldiers invaded Borqa village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and searched several homes before kidnapping two Palestinians identified as Islam Khairy Saif and Ahmad Ayman Hijja.
Three more Palestinians were kidnapped after the soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
Local sources said the soldiers kidnapped Ala’ Ahmad Abu Bakr, 18, Aseed Ibrahim Abu Bakr, 19, and Mohammad Kamal Meetany, 18.
The invasions and arrests are part of ongoing violations and assaults carried out by the Israeli army in different parts of the occupied West Bank.