Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Friday evening, five Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Jenin and Ramallah, and injured dozens of Palestinians, during clashes that took place in the Palestinian communities after the army invaded them.The soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Ayyad, his brother Noor, and Mohammad Awad Hamed, all in their twenties, in Silwad town near Ramallah.
Hamed was injured when the soldiers repeatedly kicked and beat him, and was kidnapped after the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from reaching him.
Medical sources said dozens of residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially after the soldiers deliberately fired the gas bombs into Palestinian homes in areas of clashes.
The army also invaded several homes, including a home of an extended family of twenty Palestinians, including ten children, and held them captive in their own property for a few hours.
In addition, the soldiers surrounded the town, and placed sand hills and concrete blocks, completely sealing its eastern and western entrances.
In related news, soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians, after stopping them near the al-Jalama military roadblock, northeast of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
The two have been identified as Ahmad Hussein Hannouni, 33, and Ahmad ‘Ala ath-Thaher, 18 years of age.
The Jenin office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said dozens of residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, during clashes between local youths and Israeli soldiers, near the roadblock.
Head of the Urgent Care Unit of the Red Crescent Mahmoud as-Sa’adi said three of the wounded Palestinians were moved to the Khalil Suleiman Governmental Hospital in Jenin, while the rest received treatment by field medics.
He added that 99 Palestinians were injured, many of them were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, while the rest suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, during clashes at the southern entrance of Qalqilia city, and Azzoun town, in the Jenin District.
The Red Crescent said many of the wounded suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation in their own homes, and that the total number of injured Palestinian in Azzoun and Qalqilia arrived to 164.