Soldiers Kidnap 22 Palestinians In The West Bank

January 6, 2015 3:04 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0
06 Jan
3:04 PM

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped 21 Palestinians, including six in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and two in Jerusalem. One Palestinian Kidnapped On Tuesday At Night.Spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, Mohammad Ayyad Awad, said the soldiers invaded the town, shot and injured resident Anwar Mohammad Za’aqeeq, 19, in his left leg as he was walking into his home after work. He was moved to a local hospital suffering a moderate injury.

Awad added that the soldiers also kidnapped six Palestinians in the town, and clashed with local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at them.

The kidnapped have been identified as Ehab Omar ‘Awad, 19, Mohammad Jamil Abu Mariya, 19, Amir Mohammad Ekhlayyel, 16, Mohammad Hussein Abu ‘Ayyash, 28, Ismael Fathi Breigheeth, 15, and Samer Mohammad Sabarna, 22.

The soldiers also violently assaulted resident Mohammad Ekhlayyel, the 50-year-old father of Amir, and Mohammad Breigheeth, the 36-year-old brother of Ismael, and Mohammad Ahmad Abu Hashem, 18.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers forced the families of the kidnapped residents in the cold for several hours, while searching and ransacking their homes.

In addition, several soldiers invaded a bakery in the center of the town, and forced the workers out before questioning them while investigating their ID cards.

Soldiers also kidnapped four Palestinians in Hebron city, after breaking into their homes and violently searching them, causing excessive property damage.

The four have been identified as Anas Fahd al-Qawasma, 19, Mohannad Talal Seder, 20, Mo’tasem Mohammad al-Qawasma, 18, and Mahmoud Hijaz al-Hashlamoun, 22.

Another Palestinian, identified as ‘Asem ‘Ali Ballout, 19, was kidnapped from his home in Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, and one resident was kidnapped from his home in Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron.

In addition, soldiers invaded Sanour town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Kamal Walad-‘Ali, 22.

A young man, identified as Tal’at Jaradat, was also kidnapped from his home in Sielet al-Harethiyya nearby town.

Soldiers also invaded various towns, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped two young men, identified as Mohammad Yasser Hreish and Amin Hreish from their homes in Betunia town, west of Ramallah.

One resident was kidnapped in Kharbatha, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and one in ‘Ein ‘Arik, west of the city.

One Palestinian, identified as Montaser az-Zaghal, was kidnapped from his home in the Tulkarem refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.

In occupied Jerusalem, soldiers kidnapped two brothers, identified as Mohammad and Ahmad Tawil, after invading their home, and ransacking it.

Late on Monday at night, soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian, identified as Abdul-Rahim Taher al-Ashqar, 20, after alleging he attempted to stab a soldier.

The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said al-Ashqar suffers from a mental illness, and that the soldiers moved him to Qadumim interrogation facility.

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Saed Bannoura

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