Israeli soldiers, invaded on Sunday at dawn several Palestinian districts in different parts of the occupied West Bank, stormed and searched dozens of homes and kidnapped, at least, fifteen Palestinians. The soldiers also shot and injured a child, east of Gaza city.The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped five Palestinians.
The PPS stated the soldiers invaded Doura town, south of Hebron, and kidnapped Khaled Mohammad al-Fasfous, 25, and Suleiman Faqqousa after confiscating his car.
Al-Fasfous is the brother of Mohammad, who is held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, and declared a hunger strike on February 20th.
The soldiers also invaded the town of ath-Thaheriyya, south of Hebron, searched homes and kidnapped Ghazi Hasan Qaisiyya, 53, Saif Hashem Qaisiyya, 25, his brother Nabil, 23, and Emad Suleiman Qaisiyya, 35, after searching their homes.
The PPS also stated that the soldiers invaded the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped three Palestinians, identified as Rami Abdul-Hamid Hammouda, 34, Mohammad Khaled Shehada, 17, and Mahmoud Omar Zayed, 33, the brother of Bilal Zayed, 23, who was shot dead, along with two other Palestinians, by Israeli soldiers invading the refugee camp, on December 24, 2015.
Local sources said the soldiers surrounded the refugee camp, and invaded it from several directions, before storming and searching many homes.
In the West Bank district of Bethlehem, the soldiers searched homes and kidnapped three Palestinians.
The kidnapped residents have been identified as, the head of the Detainees’ Committee in Bethlehem, Mohammad Khalil Hameeda (Zaghoul), 40, from Beit Jala city, Mustafa Adel Asakra, 19, and Mohammad Atef al-Kamel, 22, from al-‘Asakra village in Bethlehem.
It is worth mentioning that Zaghoul is also an anchor with Radio Bethlehem 2000, where he hosts a show about the Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel.
The soldiers also invaded Hindaza area, east of Bethlehem, and summoned Laith Suleiman Obeyyat, 21, for interrogation in the Gush Etzion military base, after searching his home.
In Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers searched homes and kidnapped a young Palestinian, identified as Dia’ Akkoub.
In addition, several army vehicles invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, and kidnapped a young man, identified as Mohammad Issa al-Ghazzawi, 23, after searching his home.
In the northern West Bank district Jenin, the soldiers installed a roadblock on the main entrance of Qabatia town, south of Jenin city, and kidnapped a young man, identified as Abdullah Sabaghna.
In the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian child, 16 years of age, suffered a moderate injury, east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, after Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fire on him.
Eyewitnesses said the child was collecting stones, close to the al-Mintar (Karni) Crossing, to be recycled and used in constructions in the besieged coastal region.