Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians, including six former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Ghaleb Ali Asakra, 38, from his home in the al-Asakra village, east of the city.

Media sources in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in the governorate and abducted six former political prisoners, identified as Jihad Mohammad Khreiwish, 24, from Tulkarem refugee camp, As’ad Mohammad Na’alwa, 52, his sons Haitham, 28, and Hisham, 19, from Shweika area, in addition to Emad Abu Asba, 34, from Allar town, north of Tulkarem, and Qussai Balbeesi, 19, from Anabta town, east of Tulkarem.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked homes in Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and abducted Husam Adnan Eshteyya, 20.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Farouq B’eirat, 24, from his home in Kafr Malek town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

In Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Anwar al-Hamoud from his home in Wadi al-Far’a, south of the city, and Nasser Mohammad Abu Mohsin, from Tayasir village, east of the city.

First Published on Feb 24, 2021, at 09:18