Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and on Sunday morning, at least eleven Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and detained three South Africans, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Five Palestinians were injured in Al-Aqsa courtyards. Video: Army Attack Worshipers In Al-Aqsa.
The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisonersâ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded al-Khader and Nahhalin towns, searched many homes and kidnapped four Palestinians identified as Bassam Naâim al-Balboul, Nassar Mohammad Nassar, Fares Yousef an-Niess and Noureddin Mohammad Shakarna.
The soldiers also invaded the central West Bank district of Tubas and kidnapped three Palestinians, identified as Rabeaâ Mustafa Shafeâey, Husam Hammad Abu Zeina and Hussein Daraghma.
In Ramallah, the soldiers searched a few homes and kidnapped a Palestinian, identified as âEid Talâat Rimawi, 23, from Beit Rima town.
In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers kidnapped Saleh Bader Abu âAssab and Mohammad Naseef, in addition to three South African men, and one Palestinian from Jenin, protesting ongoing Israeli invasions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Dozens of Israeli soldiers and fanatic settlers stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa mosque, before the army assaulted many worshipers who protested the provocative tour.
The soldiers prevented all worshipers below the age of 30 from entering the mosque, and opened the al-Magharba Gate to allow dozens of Israeli extremists into the courtyards. The mosque was only opened to Muslim worshipers after 11:30 before noon.
At least five persons were injured during ensuing clashes between the worshipers and the invading soldiers. The wounded were moved to the Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem.