On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted nine Palestinians, including siblings, from their homes in Hebron and Jenin, in the northern and southern parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes and buildings.

Many army jeeps invaded Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron, stormed and searched many homes before abducting a former political prisoner, Qoteiba Jaradat, in addition to Majdi Mohammad Jaradat, Mo’men Aziz al-Froukh, and Ahmad Hasan al-Froukh.

In Yatta town, south of Hebron, the soldiers abducted Nasser Ismael Abu Fannar, and his brother Amer, in addition to Ahmad Kamal Ghneimat and Majd Abdul-Ghaffar Ghneimat, from Surif northwest of Hebron.

The army also invaded the Al-‘Arroub refugee camp north of Hebron and searched homes, leading to protests, and installed many roadblocks in several parts of the governorate, before stopping and searching dozens of cars.

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Aysar al-Atrash after breaking into his home and ransacking it in Kafr Ra’ey, southwest of the city. The Palestinian is a former political prisoner who Israel imprisoned for eighteen years.

The soldiers also invaded Kafr Dan town, west of Jenin, leading to protests, before storming the homes of Ahmad Ayman Ibrahim ‘Aabed, 23, and Abdul-Rahman Hani Sobhi ‘Aabed, 22, who were killed, Wednesday after exchanging fire with Israeli soldiers near Jenin, killing a commander of the Nahal Reconnaissance Battalion Maj. Bar Pelach, 30.

In addition, Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers who invaded Kafr Dan and Jaba’ towns.

Before withdrawing from the area, the fighters also exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers at the Dotan Israeli military roadblock southwest of Jenin.

Palestinian fighters also exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers close to a military roadblock near Sorra village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the soldiers broke into restaurants and shops in the area, ransacked them, and confiscated surveillance recordings.

On Wednesday night, armed Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers at the Dotan military roadblock near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, before fleeing the scene unharmed.

First Published on: Sep 15, 2022, at 06:53