Israeli Army Kidnaps Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

17 Apr
11:06 AM

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including five of in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, while four Palestinians were kidnapped, in occupied Jerusalem, on Saturday at night.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said many Israeli army vehicles invaded Dahiat Ertah area, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, searched a few homes and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Ezzeddin Bilal Abu Rabea’, 20.

The PPS added that the soldiers also invaded Mrah Rabah village, south of Bethlehem, searched several homes and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Qassem Sheikh, 53, in addition to summoning Yasser Ali Sheikh for interrogation in the Etzion military base, south of city.

The army also invaded Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Abdul-Hameed Hamed, after forcing him in one room, and interrogating him.

His mother said one of the soldiers assaulted her, and pushed her around, as she tried to see her son, and that the soldiers also threatened to kidnap her other child should she continue to defend her son, and attempt to prevent the soldiers from taking him away.

Hamed is the brother of Mojahed, a Palestinian political prisoner who was sentenced by an Israeli military court to nine years’ imprisonment.

In addition, the soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and Beit Ummar town, north of the city, after invading and searching many homes, causing property damage.

The kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Attas Yaqeen al-Atrash, Mo’in Mohammad Siyaj, 20, Amjad Fathallah Salhab, 20, and Jibreel Abdul-Rahman Abu Sneina, 30.

In Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, the soldiers stormed and searched many homes, kidnapped Rashed Yousef Awad, 17, and summoned Hamza Ali Awad, 20, for interrogation in Etzion base.

In addition, the soldiers kidnapped Dergham Mohammad Bisharat from Tammoun town, south of the Tubas, after stopping him at the Jaba’ roadblock, southeast of Ramallah.

It is worth mentioning that, on Saturday evening, the soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians, identified as Jihad Sa’diyya, Fahd Shalabi and Areen Za’anin, from Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem.

The soldiers also assaulted a young man, identified as Ala’ Haddad, in Sur Baher village near Jerusalem, and detained him in an interrogation center before he lost consciousness, and was moved to a hospital.

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