On Thursday dawn, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked many homes, abducted sixteen Palestinians, including children and siblings, and injured a former political prisoner. The soldiers also abducted a young man in Hebron city.

Media sources said the soldiers used explosives to break into several homes in Beit Ummar and conducted violent searches, causing excessive damage.

They added that the soldiers confiscated clothes and posters of Palestinians killed by the army in previous invasions.

During the violent invasions of homes, the soldiers assaulted a former political prisoner, Hatem Ahmad Sabarna, and abducted his son.

Hatem suffered a leg fracture and various lacerations before Palestinian medics rushed him to a hospital in Hebron.

Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded Askar refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, assaulted and injured two Palestinians, and abducted two others.

The abducted Palestinians in Hebron have been identified as:

  1. Marwan Rashid Sabarna, 15.
  2. Bilal Abdul-Rahman Awad, 24.
  3. Mohannad Mershid Awad, 25.
  4. Mahdi Mershid Awad, 22.
  5. Omsar Sadem Sleibi, 26.
  6. Mohammad Jadallah Sleibi, 25.
  7. Hamza Wahid Abu Mariya, 22.
  8. Abdullah Mohammad Abu Mariya, 23.
  9. Issam Jamal Anu Mariya.
  10. Khalil Jamal Abu Mariya, 32.
  11. Mohannad Mohaamd Abu Mariya, 17.
  12. Wasim Nabil Bahar, 18.
  13. Jabil Abdul-Mahdi Abu Ayyash, 16.
  14. Mohannad Zohei Al-Allami, 22.
  15. Anan Sidqi Ekhlayyil, 22.
  16. Nidal Hosni Za’aqeeq, 28.
  17. Ezzeddin Yousef Gheith. (from Hebron city)