Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped thirteen Palestinians after storming their homes, and violently searching them. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded a number of homes in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Yazan Jaber, 17, and Mahmoud Nasser, 20, before taking them to the police station in Salaheddin Street.
The sources also said that the army invaded and searched homes in Jerusalem’s Old city, before kidnapping two young Palestinian men identified as Usama Rajabi and Wael Rajabi.
In addition, several military vehicles invaded Husan town, west of Bethlehem, searched one home and kidnapped Majdi Ibrahim Sabateen, 16 years of age.
The soldiers also invaded the al-‘Ein neighborhood in Bethlehem and ordered Hasan Hosni Shouka, 28, to head to the Etzion military base, south of the city, for interrogation. The family said the army violently searched their property.
Clashes took place near the Manger Square in Bethlehem after the soldiers invaded the area; the army fired several gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Several military vehicles also invaded the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Marka village, south of the city, and kidnapped four Palestinians, after violently searching their homes.
Media sources said the soldiers kidnapped Ahmad Raed as-Shokhn, 21, in Marka village, in addition to Qaiser Sa’id Jarrar, 18, Ibrahim Mohammad Anteer, 32, and Yousef Abu Naâsa, 19 years of age who was previously shot and wounded by Israeli army fire.
Several military vehicles also invaded Husan town, west of Bethlehem, before the soldiers broke into and searched one home, and kidnapped Majdi Ibrahim Sabateen, 16 years of age.
Three more Palestinians have been kidnapped by the army in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after a large military force invaded the village, searched and ransacked several homes.
The three have been identified as Odai Abdul-Razeq Tamimi, 22, his brother Luay, and Aseed Ahmad Tamimi, 22 years of age.
The soldiers assaulted the kidnapped Palestinians before abducting them, causing various cuts and bruises, and took them to an unknown destination.