The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees denounced the ongoing Israeli military escalation against Palestinians in the occupied territories, and revealed that the army kidnapped at least 120 Palestinians, during random home invasions and attacks in the occupied West Bank, on Sunday.Among the 120 kidnapped Palestinians are six legislators, and two former government ministers.

Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Shawqi al-Ayaysa, denounced the idleness of the International Community while Israel continues its assaults, for the third consecutive day, especially since the army is conducting hundreds of invasions, arresting dozens of Palestinians at random.

He said the army is acting under direct orders made by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

“What Israel is doing is a real war against unarmed civilians, the arrests are acts of revenge targeting every Palestinian,” the Minister stated. “Israel is arresting Palestinians at random; it knows very well they have nothing to do with the disappearance of the settlers.”

He held Israel fully responsible for the lives of the detained Palestinians, adding that dozens of detainees are placed in small rooms and are interrogated and assaulted.

Fifty detainees were taken to the Huwwara detention camp, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Sixteen of them have chronic conditions and require medical attention.

The detainees told a lawyer of the Ministry of Detainees that they have been physically assaulted, and that the soldiers were cursing at them, shouting insults against them and their families.

Al-Ayasa said the International Community needs to act on ending Israel’s immoral violations, ongoing human rights abuses, and must oblige Israel to stop its military aggression.

Despite the fact that most arrests were focused in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the invasions, and arrest, also targeted various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank.


On Monday at dawn, [June 16, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was killed by Israeli army fire after the soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Two Palestinians were injured, many kidnapped.

On Sunday at night that two children were wounded when Israeli soldiers detonated the main door of their home, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Soldiers also kidnapped their father, and three brothers. At Least Nineteen Additional Palestinians Kidnapped.

On Sunday evening, dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded the central West Bank city of Ramallah, the nearby towns of al-Biereh and Betunia, and clashed with dozens of Palestinian youth.

On Sunday morning, the soldiers placed Bethlehem and Hebron districts under a strict military siege, and kidnapped dozens of Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier on Sunday, the soldiers kidnapped at least twelve Palestinians in Hebron, after breaking into dozens of homes and searching them. The army also confiscated surveillance tapes from a number of properties.

Also on Sunday, soldiers invaded Bethlehem city, and the nearby city of Beit Jala, installed roadblocks, conducted searches, and attacked local journalists.

The soldiers also closed all western entrances of Bethlehem city, and conducted military searches.