Attacks and abductions continue across the West Bank, with numerous assaults on Palestinians by settlers, police and military alike, according to media and security sources.Six Palestinian youth, including a teenager, were abducted by the army on Monday from the districts of Hebron and Bethlehem.
Israeli forces stormed Beit ‘Awwa town, to the southwest of Hebron, kidnapping two people, aged 20 and 15, following an invasive search inside their houses.
Also invaded by the army was the town of Beit Ummar, located to the north of Hebron, where forces abducted one 20-year-old individual, after breaking into and searching his house.
One 17-year-old was served with a notice to appear, for interrogation, before Israeli intelligence in ‘Gush Etzion’, a group of illegal Israeli settlements located near Bethlehem, following a raid on his house in Bethlehem.
Late Sunday night, soldiers stationed at Al-Karameh crossing kidnapped a 20-year-old resident of Hebron.
Forces also invaded Dheisheh refugee camp, located to the south of Bethlehem, kidnapping one 22-year-old after raiding and searching his house.
Furthermore, the army stormed Zaʻtara town, to the east of Bethlehem, where they abducted a 25-year-old young man after breaking into and searching his house.
Also on Monday, Israeli police assaulted a number of laborers bound for work in Israel, as they crossed through the border of al-Jalameh, according to security sources and witnesses.
Confrontations erupted following the assault, delaying workers from reaching their work on time; the crossing was later opened and the workers allowed entry.
Israeli settlers, on Monday, surrounded a Palestinian farmer as he grazed his sheep on his own land in the village of Wadi Rahhal, near Bethlehem, where they prevented him from returning home, said Hassan Burejeyeh, coordinator of the anti-settlement committee in Bethlehem.
He said that the settlers, accompanied by their dogs, surrounded Mohammad Ayesh, 55, from nearby Artas, at own ranch and prevented him from leaving.
The incident comes a day following a similar assault by settlers against Ayesh, in which settlers stormed his land and, when asked to leave, unleashed their dogs to attack him, in addition to severely beating him and causing him several bruises throughout his body.
In related news, Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian-owned house in Rafat near Jerusalem, on Monday, according to the police.
In a press release issued by the Palestinian Police Public Relations and Information Directorate, it was reported that Israeli bulldozers, escorted by 40 military vehicles, demolished a one-room house belonging to a resident in Rafat, where they razed the land and demolished the retaining wall which surrounded it, in addition to uprooting a number of grape vines planted there.