Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and in Jerusalem’s Old City, and kidnapped seventeen Palestinians before taking them to a number of military camps and detention centers.Several armored Israeli vehicles invaded the town of ‘Atteel, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and kidnapped one Palestinian.
A Palestinian schoolteacher, identified as Amjad Mustafa Najm, was kidnapped at a military roadblock, installed by the soldiers at the main junction of his town, Qabalan, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
In al-Yamoun town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, soldiers handed the family of former detainee Maher Khamaysa, 27, a military warrant ordering him to head to the Salem military base for interrogation. Khamaysa previously spent seven years in Israeli detention facilities.
The soldiers also installed a roadblock at the entrance of Kufr Qoud village, west of Jenin, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated the passengers while inspecting their ID cards.
In the central West Bank district of Ramallah, dozens of soldiers invaded Deir Abu Mashal town, and kidnaped one Palestinian, in addition to kidnapping two Palestinians in the al-Mogheer town.
The army alleges the three are members of Hamas.
Another Palestinian was kidnapped in Za’tara town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the soldiers kidnapped four Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, two in Sa’ir, and two more in Beit ‘Awwa town.
Spokesperson of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers kidnapped Basel Ali Abu Hashem, 18, (a former political prisoner who spent 14 months in Israeli prisons), Mohammad Ibrahim Abu Mariyya, 19(a former political prisoner who was imprisoned for a year), Ahmad Yousef Sabarna, 23, and his brother Ibrahim, 21.
Awad added that dozens of soldiers invaded homes south of Beit Ummar, especially in areas close to the Karmie Tzur illegal settlement, and that the soldiers smashed the main doors of the invaded homes, and searched the properties causing excessive damage.
The soldiers also invaded the home of Ahmad Khalil Abu Hashem, 48, and handed his 14-year-old child, Qusai, a military order for interrogation at the Etzion base.
In Beit ‘Awwa town, the soldiers searched several homes and kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Mohannad Mahmoud Abu al-Ghalasy, 24, and Bassem Mohammad al-Masalma, 35.
The soldiers handed two Palestinians, identified as Bassem Isamel Shallash, 34, and Mohannad Mahmoud al-Masalma, 27, military orders for interrogation at the Etzion base.
In Sa’ir town, soldiers invaded several homes and ransacked them before kidnapping Mohammad Yassin Shalalda, 45, and his son ‘Amro, 24 years of age.
In Doura town, south of Hebron, soldiers handed a number of former political prisoners military orders to head to the Etzion base for interrogation.
Four of the residents have been identified as Hussein Mohammad ‘Amro, Abdullah Rajoub, Hamad Bassam az-Zeer, and Abdullah al-‘Amayra.
In addition, Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian woman from the Old City of occupied Jerusalem as she was trying to enter the al-Aqsa Mosque from Bab Hatta area. The woman, Samiha Jouda, was moved to an interrogation center in the city.
Also in the Old City, soldiers kidnapped a young man, identified as Dia’ Daoud Hammouda, after breaking into his home and ransacking its property, in ‘Aqbat as-Saraya neighborhood.
A number of soldiers attacked Palestinian Muslim worshipers in the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped an elderly man, identified as Abu Bakr ash-Sheemy, after assaulting him.
Local sources said groups of Israeli fanatics, and soldiers, conducted provocative tours in the yards of the al-Aqsa Mosque, while dozens of soldiers prevented local Palestinians from entering the area.
The army conducts daily invasions, arrests and attacks against the Palestinians, their homes and property, and against their lands, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied East Jerusalem.