Israeli soldiers invaded on Wednesday, at dawn, several Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked several homes and properties, and kidnapped fourteen Palestinians.Media sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that several Israeli military vehicles invaded the al-‘Arqa village, west of the city, and kidnapped two brothers identified as ‘Ala Tawfiq Yahia, 28, and Ahmad Tawfiq Yahia, in addition to resident Maher Khader Waked.
Soldiers also invaded the homes of Nizar and Ahmad Khader, searched the properties and interrogated the families for several hours.
Another Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Ahmad Barghoush, was kidnapped from his home in Kafr al-Labad village, in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem.
In addition, soldiers kidnapped six Palestinian youths close to the Annexation Wall section, in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank.
Local sources said the six are from the Jenin district, and were trying to enter Israel to search for work, before the soldiers kidnapped them and took them to an unknown destination.
The kidnapped have been identified as Noureddeen Essam Mustafa, Khaled Tawfiq Jaradat, Samer and Salem Obeid, Mohammad Shawkat Abu Obeid, and Ahmad Abbas Kamil, all from a number of villages near Jenin.
The six are from the towns of Qabatia, al-Yamoun, Sielet al-Harithiyya, ‘Anza, and ‘Arbouna.
In related news, soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped one Palestinian identified as Maher Ibrahim Sabarna, 33.
Sabarna, a former political prisoner, was moved to the Etzion Israeli military and security base for interrogation.
The soldiers also broke into the home of former political prisoner, Torky Mohammad al-‘Allami, and confiscated his computer and a number of mobile SIM Cards.
They also installed roadblocks near a number of roads leading to areas north of Hebron, and the entrance of Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron, stopped and searched dozens of cars and interrogated several Palestinians while investigating their ID cards.
Israeli policemen and soldiers also kidnapped three Palestinians in the yards of al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, after around 40 extremist Israeli settlers invaded it through the al-Magharba Gate.
A number of settlers tried to climb to the rooftop of the mosque, but local worshipers managed to stop them.