The Palestinian Prisonersâ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians, during massive military invasions and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank.
The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Lid town, east of the city, and abducted Khaled Jaber Kawwaâ.
The soldiers also invaded Burqin and Kafr Dan, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted former political prisoner Waseem âAabed, from his home in Kafr Dan, in addition to Ziad Ahmad âObeidi, from Burqin.
Several army vehicles also invaded al-Marah and ad-Dabbous neighborhoods, in Jenin city, and searched many homes.
In addition, the soldiers invaded Deir Istiya town, northwest of Salfit, in northwestern West Bank, and abducted Ashoush Daoud âObeid, 26, and Ahmad Sobhi Abdullah, 19.
In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded homes in Teqouaâ town, east of the city, and abducted Mousa Mohammad al-âAmor, 17, Abdul-Rahman âAdel al-âAmour, 24, Mahmoud Samir al-âAmour, 16, Ibrahim Shakarna, and Ibrahim Yousef Abu Mfarreh, 22.
In related news, the soldiers searched many homes in Hebron city, in southern West Bank, and abducted Wajdi Rajabi, and Amir Nidal Fakhouri, 17.
The soldiers also invaded homes in Yatta town, south of Hebron, and installed roadblocks at Hebronâs northern and southern entrances, in addition to the main entrances of Saâir and Halhoul towns, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
Also at dawn, the soldiers abducted four Palestinians, including a child and a young woman, from several parts of occupied Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes.
Three of them have been identified as Ayyoub Abu Wahdan, Siraj Kashour, 23, and Sufian Nidal Natsha, 16.
In related news, the soldiers closed all roads leading to Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem, and the al-âIsawiya town, in the center of the city, and prevented the Palestinians from entering of leaving them.
The soldiers installed a large iron gate at the main entrance of Hizma, just a few days after they closed all its entrances with sand hills.
The two towns have been witnessing daily invasions by the soldiers, and constant confrontations with the locals over the past several months.