Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight until early morning hours Sunday, 16 Palestinians, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, bringing the number of abducted Palestinians since December 7th, less than a day after U.S. President Trump made his illegal recognition of Jerusalem as a unified capital of Israel, to 430, including women and children.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted on Sunday at night, seven Palestinians, identified as Awad Salaima, 45, Sultan ‘Ashour, 16, Mahmoud Taha, 15, Mousa Sha’lan, 18, Mohammad Bilal Hamada, 14, Mahmoud Adnan Siyam, 16, and Mustafa Qassem Abu Mayyala, 20, in several parts of occupied Jerusalem.
The soldiers also invaded the southern West Bank city of Hebron city, and many surrounding areas, searched several homes and abducted five Palestinians, identified as lawyer Firas Amin ‘Aqel, Mo’men Yaqeen Daoud, Mohammad Qazzaz, Mo’ayyad Emad Abu Shanab, in addition to Mohannad Mahmoud Jaradat, who is deaf and mute.
In Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Tamer Mershed Hammad, Yousef Shayeb and Mohammad Mustafa Bajes.
In Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, the soldiers also broke into and ransacked homes, and abducted Hasan Fares Daraghma.
The PPS said the soldiers have abducted 430 Palestinians, including 131 children and nine women since December 7th, and added that the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron witnessed the largest number of abductions, reaching over a hundred Palestinians.