Updated: On Friday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank and abducted ten young Palestinian men.

The soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron in the West Bank’s southern part, searched several homes in the Al-Bayyada,  Shu’ab As-Seir, and Abu Hashem neighborhoods, and abducted Malek Ayesh Abu Mariya, 20, Soheib Mohammad Za’aqeeq, 19, and Abdullah Akram Ekhlayyel, 22.

In Doura town, southwest of Hebron, the soldiers searched a few homes and abducted Maher Mahmoud Sweity, 20.

The army also invaded the nearby town of Beit Awwa and searched the home of a political prisoner, Ismael Abdul-Hadi Masalma.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Faghouri, 32, from Abu Neim village, east of the city, while crossing a sudden military roadblock in the Qaber Hilwa area near the nearby village of Dar Salah.

In Qalqilia, in the northwestern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Saida town, northwestern West Bank, and abducted a former political prisoner, Amer Ashraf Abdul-Ghani, 22, from his home.

In related news, several Israeli military vehicles invaded the eastern area of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests, before the soldiers shot two Palestinians, and abducted four from their homes.

The abducted Palestinians are Amer Al-Masri and former political prisoner Abdullah Qatanani from the Housing Projects area, Mohammad Hisham Sa’ad, and Radwan Al-Qatanani, from the Askar refugee camp.

Also, the army invaded Jenin city and nearby Ya’bad and Kafr Dan towns and searched many homes leading to protests.

The soldiers fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades while military drones flew overhead.

First Published on: Jun 23, 2023, at 12:42