Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians during extensive and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians, identified as Fayez Mousa al-‘Amour, 37, ‘Aahed Mohammad al-‘Amour, 20, Mouhammad Ahmad al-‘Amour, 40, Mousa Mahmoud al-‘Amour, 19, Zaki Mahmoud al-‘Amour, 38, Yazan Majed al-‘amour, 19, Amin Ali Khalaf Jibreen, and Khalil Daoud Abu Mfarreh, 27.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, identified as Yousef Ahmad al-‘Allami, 25, Raed Mohammad ‘Aadi, 25, and Ahmad Karim Ekhlayyel, 17.

In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Bilal Taleb Abu Bakr, 22, from his home in Ya’bad town, after searching and ransacking his home, and the homes of many of his relatives while interrogating them. The army also abducted Shadi ‘Oweiss, from Jenin refugee camp, while he was at his parents’ home in Kafr Qud village, west of Jenin.

In related news, the Israeli army said a grenade was hurled at the soldiers in the al-Jalama military roadblock, north of Jenin, causing no injuries, and added that the soldiers located and confiscated a pistol in the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied Jerusalem.