Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Thursday, at dawn, eleven Palestinians in various invasions targeting homes and areas in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Tulkarem and Qalqilia. Additionally, near Tulkarem, PLC speaker Hasan Khreisha’s car was fired upon by unknown gunmen, Thursday morning.Local sources in the Bethlehem district stated that dozens of military jeeps invaded Husan town, broke into and searched several homes and kidnapped three Palestinians.
The kidnapped have been identified as Mohammad Ismael Sabateen, 20, Mohammad Fares Suleiman, 20, and Mahmoud Ishaq Sabateen, 19.
Soldiers also invaded Arraba and Ya’bad towns, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped two Palestinians, after searching and ransacking their homes.
Local sources said resident Mohammad Hussein Sheebani, was kidnapped in Arraba, while Abdul-Jabbar Eqab Nfei’at, 27, was kidnapped from his family home in Ya’bad.
Soldiers also broke into the homes of Yahia al-Keelani and Ahmad Ali al-Jazzar, in the al-‘Amarna neighborhood in Ya’bad, detained the families and used the homes as military posts and monitoring towers.
They further invaded Sielet al-Harithiyya and al-Yamoun towns, near Jenin, and searched several homes causing property damage.
In Qalqilia, also in the northern part of the West Bank, soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians at a roadblock, near the northern entrance of the city.
The two have been identified as Mahdi Bassem Lebat, 24, and Ahmad Omar Salama, 19.
In addition, soldiers invaded the northern West bank city of Tulkarem, and kidnapped Mohammad Jawad Qfeiny, 21, after violently searching his home.
Various armored Israeli military jeeps also invaded the southern West Bank city of Hebron, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped three Palestinians identified as Arqam Ahmaro, Ayman al-Hashlamoun and Samer al-Qawasmi.
Forces also raided Azzoun, where they abducted a 22-year-old Palestinian who had been previously imprisoned by Israel, after breaking into and ransacking his home.
The invasions and arrests are carried out by the army on a daily basis, and are accompanied by installing more roadblocks, searching cars and interrogating the residents while inspecting their ID cards.
On Wednesday, at dawn, soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked several homes and properties, and kidnapped fourteen Palestinians.
In related news, the second deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Hasan Khreisha, came under attack this, Thursday morning, near his home in Tulkarem.
According to the PNN, unknown gunmen reportedly opened fire on the Mercedes which carried Khreisa, with four bullets hitting the vehicle as he was travelling to his office.
He asserted that this was not merely a warning signal for him to remain silent but ‘an assassination attempt’.
Khreisha added: ‘I will carry on. They will not succeed in silencing my voice’.
Dr. Khraishe is well known for his opposing stance on Palestinian Authority policies.