Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 21 Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.
The PPS said the soldiers abducted five former political prisoners from Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem.
They have been identified as Nadim Abdul-Hamid Khatib, Mos’ab Abdul-Rahman Khatib, Odah Ahmad Khatib, Osama Askar Khatib and Adel Issam Khatib.
In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched homes and stores in the southern area of the city, before abducting Issa Najjar and Nizar Mohammad Nawaj’a.
The soldiers also abducted Majdi Nasser Washha, 27, and Mohannad Najib Saif, 24, from their homes in Birzeit town, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank.
In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Thabet Nassar, from his home in Madama village, south of the city, in addition to Ayham Nahedh Adel from Sebastia town, northwest of the city.
In addition, the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes in Burqin, Qabatia and al-Arqa, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted seven Palestinians, including two child siblings.
They have been identified as Ghassan Rashed Shalameesh, along with his sons, Haitham, 15, and Eyad, 16, Anwar Nidal Saba’na, Abdul-Rahman Nayef Yahia, 16, Ahmad Nidal Hammad, 16, and Ibrahim Ammar Salama, 14, in addition to Tareq Mohammad Abu ar-Rob, the brother of Mohammad, a political prisoner serving a life term in Israeli prisons.
In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Amir Samir Tabanja, 21, from his home in Wadi Shahin area in the center of the city.
In Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mostafa Hasan Bani Odah, from his home in Tammoun town, south of the city.