At least five Palestinians, including released prisoners, were abducted on Monday by the Israeli army, during predawn and night raids in the West Bank districts of Jenin and Qalqilia and in Jerusalem, according to local and security sources. In Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested 14-year-old Iyad Burkan and led him to an interrogation center, reported Mufeed al-Hajja, an attorney with the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
WAFA further reports that, earlier last night, the Israeli army stormed the town of Silat al-Harithiya, west of Jenin, and took Ragheb Shalabi, 31, and Ibrahim Shalabi, who are former prisoners in Israeli jails. According to a security source, Israeli army confiscated 20,000 shekels ($5,000) from Raghab Shalabi’s home.
Meanwhile, another military force broke into the nearby village of Anin, where it kidnapped Mohammad Yasin, 31, also a former prisoner, after raiding his home and breaking its gate. The attacking force vandalized cell phones from Yasin’s home, according to local sources.
In the meantime, Israeli soldiers broke into the village of Azzoun, east of Qaqilia, and abducted 20-year-old Tha’er Riashi after raiding his home.
In Bethlehem, the Israeli army broke into the village of Hosan, west of the city, and summoned a local resident and his 12-year-old son to appear for interrogation at the nearby Gush Etzion military compound.
The Israeli army stormed the nearby village of Beit Fajjar and summoned another local resident to appear for interrogation.
In the Hebron district, army forces stormed the town of Surif at midnight, and conducted a search operation, which included home raids and searches. There were no reports of arrests, however.
Almost daily, the Israeli military storms Palestinian populated areas across the West Bank to carry out arrests and summon individuals for interrogation, citing security purposes.
According to Abdullah Hawari Center for Documentation, the Israeli army arrested around 326 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem during March alone, including 121 who were placed under administrative detention.