Israeli forces have engaged in a wide sweeping campaign in the Al Rumaida neighborhood, central Hebron, in the occupied West Bank. At least 7, including an orphaned youngster, were abducted from the West Bank between Saturday and Sunday morning.Eyewitnesses reported, according to Al Ray, that forces tightened procedures on the entrances and around Al Rumaida amid intensive presence of soldiers, who raided a number of civilian homes and ransacked residents’ belongings.
Israeli settlers also raided the area, assaulted the residents and the passersby and sprayed nerve gas causing a suffocation case.
Forces abducted six Palestinians, on Sunday at dawn, in raids on different cities of the occupied West Bank.
One citizen was taken from the city of Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank, another in the city of Bethlehem, and a third in Dheisheh camp, to the south of Bethlehem.
Three Palestinians were taken in Hebron, under the pretext of their activity in the Hamas resistance movement, and were taken to an interrogation center.
Local sources said, to Hebron’s Safa News Agency, that the Israeli military arrested a 22-year-old man in the city, and severely beat his brother, noting that he is a brother of two killed by Israeli forces.
Israeli forces also kidnapped two young men after breaking their homes in Hebron.
In Bethlehem, one young man was taken after soldiers stormed his house in the Maslakh area and searched it.
A checkpoint at the entrance of Hebron in the early morning while a number of citizens were detained.
Yesterday, at dawn, Israeli forces raided the Arab Society for Orphans in Tulkarem and abducted one orphan.
This orphan reportedly is the third to have been taken in the past month.
Occupation forces arrested 18-year-old Ibraheem Selmi from the society and ransacked the building before leaving.
The orphanage shelters about 50 male and female orphans, according to WAFA Palestinian News and Info Agency, who named some of those taken from the West Bank as: Ahmad Hureimi, age 25, and Rabee Sharmouk, 33, Kamal Husseini, 25 and Baraa Dofash, 22.
The army also stormed a home near the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba, and notified the residents of an order to turn the house into a military base.
Israeli soldiers reportedly broke into nearby Bani Na’im and turned a house into a military barrack for hours.
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