Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinian children from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to abducting a young man in Bethlehem, three in Nablus, and one in Qalqilia, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.
The PPS said that dozens of soldiers invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of Jerusalem, searched and ransacked many homes and abducted six Palestinians, before moving them to interrogation centers in the city.
The children have been identified as Mahmoud Ashraf Obeid, 13, Younes Sofian Obeid, 15, Rida Mohammad Obeid, 17, Saleh Fakhouri, 13, Ismael Ali ‘Aassi, 13, and Ali Amjad ‘Atiya, 13.
It is worth mentioning that the town has been subject to daily invasions for more than a year, in addition to a strict military siege over the past two months.
Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers stationed at the Chain Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, prevented one of the holy site’s guards, identified as Mohammad Badran, from entering it.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, violently searched homes and abducted Mahmoud Mohammad Thawabta, 25.
In Nablus, in northern West Bank, several army jeeps invaded Ras al-Ein and Rafidia, searched many homes and abducted Khaled Ala Tawil, 20, Mohammad al-Kawni, 23, and Hamza Khweira, 24.
The soldiers also invaded the home of Abdul-Rahman Bani Fadel, in Aqraba village, and handed his family a demolition order to their property.
The army claims that Bani Fadel carried out a deliberate attack, last month, killing one Israeli security guard, before he was shot dead by Israeli soldiers.
In Qalqilia, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ali Sweilem, 22, while crossing a sudden military roadblock, east of the city.
The Palestinian was heading to his college, Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, and his father is a political prisoner, serving a life term in Israeli prisons.
In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and reportedly confiscated a weapon.