Army Kidnaps 13 Palestinians In W. Bank, 2 Near Gaza Border

06 Jul
3:15 PM

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier on Monday, thirteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including several teenagers in Jerusalem, in massive home invasions; soldiers also kidnapped two Palestinians near the Gaza Border.Media spokesperson of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, Mohammad Ayyad Awad, said undercover soldiers infiltrated the town, and kidnapped Yousef Fathi Ekhlayyel.

Awad said the undercover soldiers violently assaulted Ekhlayyel, causing him to bleed from his face and head.

The soldiers also attacked his brother, Nasr, 25 years of age, before leaving the town in a minibus that was parked at its main entrance.

The soldiers used sniffing dogs, and special tools, in searching the property, causing damage.

Another Palestinian, identified as Tamer Suleiman Abu Ayyash, 22, from Beit Ummar, was taken prisoner on the al-Karama Border Crossing, while heading back home from Jordan.

Also in Hebron, soldiers invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, Doura, Ethna and Beit Ummar towns, in the Hebron district and kidnapped four Palestinians.

Resident Jaber Thieb Tmeiza was kidnapped from his home in Ethna town, after the soldiers searched it and several nearby homes, belonging to family members.

Soldiers also kidnapped Khalil Khaled al-Ballassy, 22, and Abdul-Majid at-Teety, 25, from their homes in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

In addition, soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Tareq al-Jahalin, 19, and Ziad Wael Issa, 19, after violently searching their homes.

Soldiers also invaded the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and handed Fadi Jihad ‘Adawin, 22, a military warrant for interrogation in the Gush Etzion military and security base, south of Bethlehem.

In occupied Jerusalem, soldiers invaded Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, broke into and searched many homes, and kidnapped five teenagers identified as Husam Hasan, 15, Ahmad al-Ghoul, 17, Mohammad Emad Awad, 18, Noureddin Zaghal, 17, and Mo’men ‘Adeela, 17.

Soldiers also invaded Sur Baher town, southeast of Jerusalem, and kidnapped a Palestinian man, identified as Bilal ‘Affana, and his son.

In addition, soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians near the Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) Crossing, after crossing the border fence with Gaza, and took them to an unknown destination.

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