At least eleven Palestinians, including children, have been kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, after Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in occupied Jerusalem, and Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.Palestinian media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded several homes, and violently searched them, and kidnapped four children and a young man.
The soldiers kidnapped Ahmad Atiyya, Rami Obeid, Qusai Dari and Mahmoud Mustafa, from their homes in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, while resident Khaled Jadallah was taken prisoner from his home in Sur Baher town, southeast of Jerusalem.
In addition, several military vehicles invaded Ras Khamis area, next to the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem, and searched a number of homes, especially near areas that witnessed clashes on Tuesday at night.
The soldiers also searched homes in the “African Neighborhood,” beside the al-Aqsa Mosque through the Bab an-Nather.
WAFA added that the army completely closed Bab al-Amoud, Bab as-Sahera and Bab as-Asbat, preventing the Palestinians from crossing, and pushed dozens of additional soldiers into the Old City.
A Palestinian woman suffered various cuts and bruises in her head and shoulders after the soldiers repeatedly attacked her, in her home in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town.
The woman, Suad Abu Ramouz, lost consciousness, and was moved to a hospital for treatment, where she regained concussions and received six stitches.
The soldiers invaded her home to remove Palestinian flags that were raised on its rooftop.
In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, soldiers stormed and searched homes before kidnapping six Palestinians.
The soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in Nablus city, kidnapped Ibrahim Shunnar and Wajeeh Mohammad Affouna, after searching their homes, in addition to kidnapping Obeida Ahmad ‘Oweis, 19, Mustafa Ahmad ‘Oweis, 22, and Mousa Ali ‘Oweis, 27, from al-Lubban ash-Sharqiyya village, south of Nablus, while Hussein Mohammad Ma’rouf, from Zawata, was kidnapped while crossing the Za’tara military roadblock.
Also on Wednesday, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, invaded and ransacked homes, and kidnapped twenty-two Palestinians, including children.
The head of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe said that the soldiers have kidnapped more than 150 Palestinians, mostly children, since October 4, in different parts of the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Qaraqe’ added that, among the detained Palestinians, are many wounded residents who were shot with Israeli gas bombs, live rounds and rubber-coated metal bullets.
On Tuesday at night, soldiers kidnapped six Palestinians near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and wounded two others in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.