Several Palestinians, on Saturday at dawn, were detained from various West Bank locations, and a number of them were injured by Israeli soldiers, the Palestinian Information Center reported

Local sources said that Israeli soldiers detained a wounded young man, identified as Wael Abdullah, and Qais Abdul Rahman from the occupied West Bank.

No further information about the youth’s location or the nature of his injury was available at the time of this report.

At the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli forces detained two residents of the Qalandia Refugee Camp, namely, Khaled Salim and Ismail Abu Zaidiya.

Near Hebron, in the southern West Bank, the Israeli army detained Hamdi Hussein Zuhour.

Also in the southern West Bank, an unidentified Palestinian youth was detained from the Aida Refugee Camp, north of Bethlehem, and taken by Israeli forces to an undisclosed location.

Local sources said that the Israeli soldiers, on Friday evening, erected a flying military roadblock at the main entrance to Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem where they detained, and brutally beat Ali Issa Taqatqa, Ibrahim Ayed Derya, and Qusay Bagis before releasing them.

On Saturday, the three youths were reported to be admitted to Beit Jala Government Hospital for their injuries.

Furthermore, Israeli forces invaded several homes in the Jabriya neighborhood in Jenin, northern West Bank, and detained Ibrahim Jamil Al-Saadi.

Many Palestinian youths resisted the military invasion, soldiers opened fire with live rounds, rubber-coated steel round, tear-gas, and sound bombs.

One young man was shot in the abdomen with a rubber-coated steel round, while many others choked on tear-gas.

The young man was transferred to a nearby hospital, no further information was available at the time of this report.

In related news, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society in Tulkarem stated that an undercover force abducted a former prisoner, identified as Khaled Bassam Al-Hamshari, 26, from his home in Izbat Al-Jarrad, east of Tulkarem, north of the West Bank.

The PPS added that the army caused damage to the young man’s vehicle.


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