Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers, undercover officers, and the police stormed many neighborhoods in Jerusalem, including the Old City, and conducted violent searches of homes.

It added that the soldiers caused damage to the searched homes, and confiscated several belongings of the residents, including phones and electronics.

The Israeli police claimed that some of the abducted residents “were involved in activities funded by the Palestinian Authority,” and “violated Israeli laws regarding not having contact with Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”

Such “regulations” are part of Israel’s illegal policies to separate the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territory, as part of Israel’s constant attempts to completely isolate East Jerusalem, the occupied capital of Palestine, so that it can continue to implement its colonialist and expansionist measures.

Silwanic identified the abducted Palestinians as:

  1. Bilal Natsha.
  2. Emad Awad.
  3. Moath al-Ash-hab.
  4. Mustafa Abu Zahra.
  5. Rania Hatem.
  6. Tamer Obeidat.
  7. Jad al-Ghoul.
  8. Mohammad Ramadan Obeid.
  9. Mahmoud Mohammad Obeid.
  10. Dia’ Ayman Obeid.
  11. Amir ‘Awwad.
  12. Yousef al-Kiswani.
  13. Abed Dirbas.
  14. Yousef Mheisin.
  15. Amin Hamed.