Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Sunday at dawn, twenty-two Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including six who were taken prisoner after illegal colonialist settlers and soldiers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of Israeli colonists, accompanied by soldiers and police officers, stormed the courtyard of Al-Aqsa before the soldiers attacked many worshipers to force them out of the compound and abducted six, including a guard.

The guard has been identified as Fadi Oleyyan, who was also taken prisoner along with Ali Wazwaz, an employee of the Manuscript Department of the Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem.

Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted the secretary of the Fateh movement, former political prisoner, Shadi Mitwer, from his home in Beit Janina, north of the city, in addition to Nour Shalabi.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner from the Old City, identified as Ahmad Zahran Abu Arab, in addition to Tawfiq Mohammad Hjeir, 16, from Deir Ibzi’ village, west of the city.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Bara’ Dweikat, from his home in Askar al-Balad area, in addition to Ibrahim Dweikat from Balata al-Balad.

In Jenin, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted seven Palestinians from Kafr Dan, Qabatia and Ya’bad, identified as Fuad Nayef Kamanji and his sons Emad, Majd Sha’s and Moharram, in addition to former political prisoner Saifuddin Nazzal, and Tareq Mohammad Kabaha.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Assad Saleh Abu Arra, in addition to Samir Ragheb Sawafta, from Tubas in northeastern West Bank, while crossing the al-Hamra permanent military roadblock, southeast of the city.