The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Friday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians, including former political prisoners and political analysts, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and Bani Neim nearby town. On Thursday evening, the soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians in Nablus.
In Hebron city, the soldiers kidnapped two political analysts, identified as Hisham Hmeidan Sharabati and Dr. Firas al-Qawasmi, in addition to a young man, identified as Samer al-Jo’ba, after storming their homes and searching them, causing property damage.
The soldiers also kidnapped a former political prisoner, identified as Mos’ab Zghayyar, as he was heading to Al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers, and later invaded his family’s home, searched it, and confiscated his laptop.
In Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, including the homes of Mohammad Tarayra, 17, who was killed after he stabbed and killed a 13-year-old Israeli child in Keryat Arba’ colony, earlier on Thursday, before he was shot dead, and Majd Abdullah al-Khdour, 19, who was killed by the army on Friday June 25th, and interrogated their families.
The soldiers also kidnapped a number of Palestinians, after searching their homes, in the town. Four of them have been identified as Waleed Lafi Hmeidat, Malek Harbi Hmeidat, Odai Khaled Hmeidat and Nidal Mazin Ballout.
Medical sources said several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after the soldiers fired many gas bombs, and concussion grenades, in a number of neighborhoods, after a number of local youngsters hurled stones at the invading military vehicles.
In addition, several army vehicles invaded Awarta town, east of the northern part West Bank city of Nablus, before breaking into the home of a student of the Najah University Nadi Sharab, and violently searching it. The Palestinian was kidnapped on Thursday evening on a military roadblock east of Jaba’ town, northeast of Jerusalem.
On Thursday evening, the soldiers kidnapped Mohammad As’ad Baddad, 42, after stopping him at the Za’tara military roadblock, south of Nablus. Baddad is a Palestinian Civil Defense employee and was returning home from Ramallah.