At Least 9 Kidnapped in West Bank & Jerusalem, Several Assaulted

03 May
7:07 PM

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, kidnapped six Palestinians in East Jerusalem, including two minors, and three others in the West Bank, most of them during predawn and night raids, during which several Palestinians were assaulted.According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, Israeli police stormed the neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, in Jerusalem, where they detained Izzeddine Barbar, age 17, after raiding his family’s home and breaking down the door.

Police also raided the neighborhood of Silwan, where they abducted Mohammad Asaliya, 21, and his brother Hamza, 17. Police assaulted members of their family during the arrest raid, according to Jerusalem Prisoners’ Families Committee.

Meanwhile, a police contingent stormed a house in the town of Anata, east of Jerusalem, and took 24-year-old Mohammad Esaeed after assaulting his entire family, including his minor brother Tareq.

Police also stormed the neighborhood of al-Tour, where they took Saeed Abul-Hawa, 23, and Basel Sayyad, 24.

Meanwhile, police arrested two Palestinians from Bethlehem while they were at their workplaces in Jerusalem, under the pretext of not having entry permits.

In Hebron, the Israeli army broke into the city and raided a money exchange shop. The army additionally stormed the nearby town of Dura, where they kidnapped a local resident after raiding and wreaking havoc in his home . He was identified as Alaa Rbei’i.

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