Israeli forces abducted at least nine Palestinians — including a football player — in raids across the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.At least five Palestinians were taken from in and around the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said, in a statement.
The organization identified the detainees as Yasin al-Rajabi and his son Shadi, Layth Noor al-Alami, Shadi Ibrahim Bahar, and Sami al-Daour.
Al-Daour is a football player from the Gaza Strip currently playing for Shabab al-Samu club, which is ranked in the first division of the West Bank league, PPS said.
Israeli troops also stormed the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar at dawn and detained three teenagers, including twin brothers, a local committee spokesman told Ma’an News agency.
Mohammad Ayyad Awad identified the detainees as brothers Mamoon and Jamal Mahmoud al-Qam, 17, and Muataz Nayhal Bahar, 17.
Awad added that Israeli forces also delivered summons to a number of young men in the town.
Awad himself was detained for more than an hour, along with fellow Beit Ummar resident Khalid Hasan Abu Hashim, after he attempted to take photos of Israeli soldiers during the detention raid. He said the soldiers confiscated his camera.
East of Bethlehem, Mahmoud Nasri Salah, age 24, was taken at the Container checkpoint.
Meanwhile, a young Palestinian man was injured by a rubber-coated steel bullet when clashes broke out during an Israeli army raid in the town of al-Khader, to the south of Bethlehem.
Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed al-Khader, near the town’s historical gate, and ransacked several homes before they delivered summons to three young men. Palestinian youth reacted by throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the Israeli soldiers. who fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas canisters at the protesters.
A summon was also handed to al-Khader resident Muhammad Ribhi Mousa, by Israeli forces.
Muhammad Ribhi Mousa, 30, Hazim Juma Salah, 40 and Muhammad Khadir Mousa, 25, were summoned to the Israeli interrogation center in Gush Etzion for questioning.
An Israeli army spokesperson reportedly said that two Palestinians had been detained in Beit Ummar for suspected “illegal activities,” and that a “Hamas operative” had been detained in Hebron. She did not have immediate information on the clashes in al-Khader.
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