Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday morning, 120 Palestinian workers, allegedly for trying to enter Israel without work permits, through a trench near the Oranit illegal settlement, in the occupied West Bank. The Police said it received a tip regarding “hundreds of Palestinian workers trying to infiltrate Israel” searching for work.

The 120 workers were taken prisoner in a trench, dug near the Annexation Wall, close to Oranit, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and were all moved to a number of interrogation centers.

The harsh economic conditions in the occupied territories pushes thousands of Palestinians to attempt to enter the Green Line, and risk their lives, in order to provide livelihood to their improvised families.