Dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in different parts of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped nine Palestinians, including two children.The soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes, and a store, in Hebron city, interrogated many Palestinians, and kidnapped five Palestinians.
The kidnapped residents have been identified a Majd Wael al-‘Ajlouni, 20, Rani Jihad Naim Rajabi, 18, Naim Abdul-Rahman Na’im Rajabi, 37, Jalal Robin Shweiki, 23, and Mo’tasem Faraj ‘Obeido, from his store in the center of Hebron city.
Media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, Mohammad Ayyad Awad, said the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaher and Bahar neighborhoods in the town, violently searched homes, and kidnapped four Palestinians.
Two of the kidnapped are former political prisoners, identified as Nabil Hammad Abu Mariya, 30, and Mohab Ibrahim Issa Bahar, 21.
The soldiers also kidnapped Mohammad Ayesh Abu Mariya, 17, and Mohannad Ayesh Abu Mariya, 15 years of age, in the town, and summoned their brother, Malek, only eleven years of age, in addition to Ahmad Khalil Hashem, 48, for interrogation in the Etzion military base.
Several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after the soldiers fired gas bombs during their withdrawal from the town.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers have kidnapped 49 Palestinians in Beit Ummar since the beginning of this month, while at least 22 of them are children.
In addition, soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in Hebron city, searched homes and the Bader Mall, before confiscating surveillance tapes and equipment from the Abdul-Hai Shahin Bus Company in Wad at-Tuffah neighborhood.
The army also installed roadblocks on the entrances of Sa’ir and Halhoul town, in addition to Hebron’s northern entrance, before stopping and searching dozens of cars while investigating the ID cards of the passengers.
On Tuesday at dawn and late on Monday at night, soldiers invaded several communities in the northern West Bank districts of Jenin and Nablus, and kidnapped five Palestinians, while many were injured in Jenin.