Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisonersâ Society (PPS) has reported.
The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Samir ar-Rokh, Jihad Najm, Yazan Salit, Mohammad Yousef al-Ghoul, Aqaba Nafeâ Yahia and Ahmad Jawdat Jarrar.
In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted Mousa Mohammad al-âAmour, Moath Ibrahim al-âAmour, Walid Abdul-Fattah Salah, 16, and Mohammad Shalabi Shaâer, 17.
In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Zayed Metâeb, and his son Thaâer, in addition to Bilal Mohammad Kawazba.
In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted one Palestinian, identified as Ibrahim Jalâoud.
In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Islam Ayed Fleih and Yazan Mathloum.
These pre-dawn raids are a nightly occurrence in the West Bank, with Israeli forces invading towns and villages while the local residents are sleeping.
The Israeli troops then engage in a practice of breaking down doors, ransacking homes and grabbing young men and women from their beds as they lie sleeping.