Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, at least fourteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, and continued the closure imposed on Azzoun town, near Qalqilia, for the fourteenth day, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has reported.
The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, and abducted two former prisoners, identified as Mohammad Ahmad âObeid, 23, from the al-Mazraâa al-Gharbiyya village, Ahmad Yousef Kharroub, from the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, in addition to Omar Hussein, 22, from Jifna town.
The soldiers also invaded and searched many homes in Beit Rima town, and interrogated the families.
In Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Jamil Ibrahim Darâawi, 39, from Shawawra village, in addition to Mohammad Mousa al-âAsâas, from Dar Salah, east of the city, and Yousef Mohammad Taqatqa, from Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem.
In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Islam Suleiman Abu al-Haija, from the al-Yamoun town, west of the city, in addition to Fadi Mahyoub Khalifa, from Ejja town west of Jenin, after searching and ransacking their homes, and many surrounding properties.
In Salfit, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Maher Zoheir Samara, from Bruqin town, west of the city, Mahmoud Mohammad Raddad, 24, from Zawiya town, and Mohammad Hani Daoud, from Haras town, north of the city.
The soldiers stormed many homes in the area and closed the iron gates which the army installed on the entrances of Kifl Hares and Hares.
In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, Bakr Jamal Mansour, in addition to Ahmad Sarkaji and Abdullah al-Mashâati.
In occupied Jerusalem, groups of fanatic Israeli colonists continued their provocative tours into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as dozens invaded the site Thursday, this time headed by the Israeli Agriculture Minister, Uri Ariel, who was also accompanied by soldiers and undercover officers.