Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Sunday at night and at dawn Monday, at least 32 Palestinians, including more than twenty political leaders and members of Fateh movement, from their homes in several communities in occupied East Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians in several neighborhoods and communities in Jerusalem, mainly in Jabal al-Mokabber, al-‘Isawiya, at-Tour, Wad al-Jouz, Silwan, Beit Hanina and Shu’fat refugee camp.

They added that the soldiers closed entire Palestinian communities before invading them, and initiated extensive and violent searches of homes, while military helicopters hovered overhead.

The abductions came less than one day after the army abducted Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith, from his home.

The soldiers also summoned many Palestinians for interrogation, and broke into the home of Ibrahim Jolani in an attempt to abduct him, but took his son prisoner instead because Ibrahim was not at home during the invasion.

The abducted Palestinians were part of a nonviolent procession, held on Sunday in Salaheddin Street, in Jerusalem, demanding the governor’s release.

27 of the abducted Palestinians have been identified as:

  1. Odai Jolani.
  2. Amer Awad.
  3. Abdullah Sinjilawi.
  4. Mohammad Sayyad.
  5. Walid as-Sayyad.
  6. Eyad al-Hadra.
  7. Ahmad Khweiss.
  8. Mohammad Khweiss.
  9. Ehab Abu Sbeitan.
  10. Tawfiq Abu Sbeitan.
  11. Ala’ Abu al-Hawa.
  12. Adel Abu Zneid.
  13. Ahmad Arafat.
  14. Khalil Bashir.
  15. Mohammad Obeid.
  16. Fadi al-‘Isawi.
  17. Amin Siyam.
  18. Yasser Hamdan
  19. Fawwaz Awadallah.
  20. Fadi Rajabi.
  21. Mousa Rajabi.
  22. Mohammad Abu Swai.
  23. Husam Abu Sneina.
  24. Abed al-Ajrab.
  25. Jihad ‘Oweida.
  26. Islam Bkearat.
  27. Fadi Mahmoud.