On Sunday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the occupied West Bank, ransacking homes, interrogating local residents, and abducting four Palestinians and taking them to unknown destinations.
In the town of Salfit, in the northern West Bank, Israeli troops raided the family home of Mohammad Salima, whom they had killed on Saturday.
The soldiers ransacked the home, destroying property and damaging furniture. They interrogated Mohammed’a parents and siblings, then took his brother Ahmad to an unknown location for further so-called ‘enhanced interrogation’.
Israel’s practice of torturing Palestinians and calling it ‘enhanced interrogation’ has been condemned by the international community, including several United Nations Resolutions calling on Israel to stop torturing Palestinians, and to stop the practice of holding Palestinians as prisoners for months and years with no charges.
In addition to the invasion of Salfit town, Israeli forces invaded the village of Kafr Ni’ma in the district of Ramallah and abducted two Palestinians who were asleep in their beds. The troops knocked down the doors of the two Palestinian-owned homes, forced them from their beds at gunpoint, and took them to an unknown destination.
The two men were identified as Jihad Abu Adi and Saji Ataya.
In the southern West Bank, Israeli troops invaded Marah Rabah village in the Bethlehem district, and abducted a teenager identified as Hamza Taqateqa.
In the northern West Bank overnight, in the Jabal Mokabber area, Israeli troops attacked Palestinian protesters trying to stop the takeover of the mountain by illegal Israeli colonizers. Palestinian youth threw firecrackers toward the soldiers. No injuries were reported.
Finally, in Jerusalem, Israeli troops abducted a young man from the Bab al-Amud area in the Old City of Jerusalem. He has not yet been identified.