Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians, including former political prisoners, and injured several, in many parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem.
In Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Husan village, west of the city, and the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and abducted five Palestinians.
The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Rauf Abu Yabis, 22, and Qussai Adli Hamamra, 22, from Husan, in addition to Ali Mohammad Musleh, 48, Ahmad Izzat Abu Dayya, 23, and a former political prisoner, identified as Ghassan Ibrahim Zawahra, 33, from the Deheishe refugee camp.
Protests took place after the soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp before the soldiers shot and moderately injured a young man with a live round in the leg, in addition to causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Beit Rima town, northwest of the city, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Huda al-Asmar, after storming and searching his home.
The soldiers also abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Yousef Odah, from his home in Deir Ammar village, west of Ramallah.
In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Beit Iba town, west of the city, and abducted Anas al-Khanfa from his home, in addition to storming and ransacking the home of a political prisoner, identified as Ahmad Awwad, in Nablus city.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, before abducting Oraib Mohsin Abu Khdeir, Mohammad Walid Abu Khdeir, and Saif Abu Khdeir.
The soldiers also invaded Qarawat Bani Hassan village, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, before storming and ransacking many homes, causing damage, in addition to removing and confiscating Palestinian flags and pictures of the late president Yasser Arafat.
Owners of some of the invaded homes have been identified as Adeeb Rayyan, Sa’id Mer’ey, Sa’ad Mer’ey, Othman Ribhi ‘Aassi, Ahmad ‘Aassi, Hammam Salloum, and Hotheifa Awad.