Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinian children in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and two children in occupied East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and searching them.Several military vehicles invaded the Tabaqa village, south of Doura town near Hebron, and kidnapped three children, local sources said.
Monqeth Abu âAtwan, head of the Palestinian Detainee Committee in Bethlehem, said the soldiers ransacked his home, and kidnapped his son Mohammad, 15 years of age.
Mohammad was previously imprisoned by Israel, and was only released a few days ago.
Soldiers also kidnapped a high-school student identified as Qusai Kamel al-Atrash, in addition to Moâmen Jamal Abu Hawwash, 15, Ahmad Hakam Harbiyyat, 15, and Ahmad Raed Shanan, 15.
In Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, soldiers kidnapped high-school students Ahmad Mohammad âAwad, 17, and Rashid âAli âAwad, 17, after storming their homes and ransacking them.
Mohammad Awad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, said more than fifteen soldiers stormed his home, and violently searched it, before kidnapping his son Ahmad.
Clashes took place in the town, after the soldiers invaded it and kidnapped the Palestinians; the army fired several gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Several Palestinians, and workers of a local bakery, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The soldiers also invaded various neighborhoods in Hebron city, the al-Fawwar refugee camp, Doura and Beit Ummar towns.
In Jerusalem, soldiers broke into and ransacked a number of homes in the at-Tour town, overlooking the Old City, and kidnapped two Palestinians before moving them to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation center, west of the city.
The Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association said the kidnapped have been identified as Faisal Abu al-Hawa, 17, and Mohammad âAfif Abu al-Hawa, 17.