Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve Palestinians from their homes in the several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, during extensive military invasions and violent searches of homes.

Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in several parts of the governorate and abducted six Palestinians.

They identified the abducted Palestinians as Mohammad Sami Ja’ara, Bashar al-Masri, Abdul-Rahman Akkouba and Firas Zobeidi from Nablus city, in addition to Mahdi Rasmi al-Ka’bi, from Balata refugee camp, and Ahmad Amer Nassar, from Madama village, south of Nablus.

In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mos’ab Sfeiri, Yahya Samman and Saleh Bassem Sa’sa’,

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers also searched homes and abducted two university students, identified as Osama Sayyed Ahmad and Khalil Kanaan, from the Suwwana neighborhood, in addition to Mohammad Jamal Abu Eid, from Biddu town, northwest of the city.

After searching many homes in Biddu, the soldiers attacked Palestinians, who protested the invasion, and fired several live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded homes and stores in Surda town, northeast of the city, and confiscated surveillance equipment and recordings.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Hamza Samir Masalma, 24, from Bethlehem, after stopping him in Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar and Teqoua’ towns, searched many homes and summoned Jihad Thawabta, 24, Ahmad Suleiman Sha’er, 58, Ismael Sha’er, 45, and Mohammad Salman, 39, for interrogation in Etzion military base and security center.

The soldiers also invaded many homes in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and placed huge rocks blockading a main road between Shoshahla village and al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, completely isolating many communities and preventing the Palestinians from entering their farmlands.

First Published On: May 3, 2018 @ 11:30