Israeli soldiers invaded, late at night and on Monday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched many homes, and kidnapped eleven Palestinians.The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers kidnapped four Palestinians in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District, after invading and ransacking their homes.
They have been identified as Qussai Abdul-Nasser Khalil and Yousef Omar, from Betunia town, and Bara’ Ibrahim Saleh and Yassin Samer Ata, from Deir Abu Mashal town.
The soldiers also invaded Beit Duqqu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped Ahmad Mahmoud Maran, 16, and Qussai Abbas Rayyan, 18.
In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded Husan town, and kidnapped Mohammad Issa Hamamra, 17, while Salti Ahmad Thawabta, 40, was kidnapped from his home in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem.
In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the soldiers kidnapped a former political prisoner, identified as Ahmad Abdul-Karim al-‘Oweiwy, 34, and Mousa Daoud Tarayra, 25.
The PPS also said that the soldiers invaded homes in Iraq-Burin town, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and kidnapped Abdullah Monther Qadous, 15, and ‘Aahed Husam Faqeeh, 20.
In related news, the Ofer Israeli military court, near Ramallah, acquitted a Palestinian child, identified as Abdullah Abu Latifa, after he was held prisoner by the army for more than three months.
Akram Hamamra, a lawyer with the PPS, said the child faced six charges of throwing stones on army vehicles and settlers’ cars, but the court acquitted him and gave the army 72 hours to file an appeal.
The PPS said the detained child was kidnapped by the Israeli army on December 18, 2015.