Army Kidnaps Nine Palestinians In Jerusalem And Nablus

12 Mar
2:37 PM

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday evening, three young Palestinians including a 10-year old child, and four women, in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition two Palestinians near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.Amjad Abu ‘Asab, head of the Jerusalem Detainees Committee, said the Police kidnapped Mohammad ‘Awad, 17, and Nour az-Zaghal, 17, from Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood in Silwan.

Abu ‘Asab added that the soldiers also kidnapped a child, identified as Nidal Mohammad Abu Sneina, 10 years of age, and interrogated him for several hours before releasing him, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported.

In addition, lawyer Ramzi Kteilat of the Qudsona (Our Jerusalem) Foundation for Human Rights, said the Israeli District Court in Jerusalem issued an order preventing four women from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque, for fifteen days.

The four women, Sahar Natsha, Zohdiyya ‘Eid, Eman Abu Sneina and Fatima Koumani, were kidnapped Wednesday as they were leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On Wednesday evening, soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians while digging an agricultural road leading to their lands, west of Azmout village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers also confiscated a bulldozer.

The three kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad Bahjat (the bulldozer’s driver), Engineer Raslan Shabana, and contractor Bassam Hanani.

In related news, the District Court in Jerusalem sentenced ‘Ali Baraka to 11 months and three years suspended sentence in addition to 3000 New Israeli Shekels fine. He was kidnapped in late November of last year.

The court also sentenced Badea’ Gheith, 19, to twelve months imprisonment and six months suspended sentence that expires in three years.

Resident Luay Rajabi, 19, who was kidnapped in November of last year, was sentenced to eight months, while ‘Ali Da’na was sentenced to nine months.

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