Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped 18 Palestinians. Many residents injured near Jenin.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that dozens of military vehicles invaded the Balata and ‘Askar Al-Jadeed refugee camps, in Nablus, and kidnapped twelve Palestinians.
WAFA said the soldiers ransacked dozens of homes in the two refugee camps while searching them, interrogated families, and detonated the main door of one of the raided homes, belonging to former political prisoner, Bashir Hashash.
It added that some of the invaded homes belong to Palestinian security and police officers.
The kidnapped in Balata have been identified as Ayman Kharma, Mohammad Tirawi, Mohammad Saqer, Shaher an-Najma, Mahmoud Abu ‘Ayyash, Mohammad Ali Hashash, and ‘Ammar Mit’eb, Abdul-SalamAbu Rezeq.
In ‘Askar, the soldiers kidnapped Kamal Abu Seryya, Hasan al-Ashqar, Sameh Abu Keshek, and Mojahed Mashayekh.
In addition, soldiers invaded Doura and Beit Ummar town, and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, in Hebron, and kidnapped six Palestinians after breaking into their homes and violently searching them.
Local sources in Doura said the soldiers invaded the at-Tabaqa area, and kidnapped five Palestinians identified as Abdullah Harbeyyat, 15, Mahmoud Hakam Harbeyyat, 17, Mos’ab Mahmoud Etbeish, 18, Dia’ Mohammad Hantash, 19, and Taleb Mohammad Faqqousa, 40 years of age.
The Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar said the soldiers also kidnapped Qssam Ahmad Abu Hashem, 21, after searching and ransacking his home.
His father is a political prisoner, currently held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial.
In addition, soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian journalist, identified as ‘Ala at-Teety, who works for the al-Aqsa Satellite TV station and news agency.
On Tuesday at night, several Israeli military vehicles invaded Deir Abu Da’if village, east of Jenin, and clashed with dozens of local youths.
Medical sources said many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Eyewitnesses said the clashes took place after the soldiers invaded many homes, and interrogated family members, while ransacking their properties.