The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier on Tuesday, thirteen Palestinians, including two children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded Nahhalin town, southwest of the city, searched homes and kidnapped three Palestinians identified as Abdul-Karim Shakarna, 18, Khaled Shadi Najajra, 14, and Omran Yousef Najajra, 16.  

In Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers searched a few homes and kidnapped Nidal Ja’far, 30, and Mahmoud Ma’moun Hawasheen.  

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded the al-Am’ari refugee camp, and kidnapped Mohammad Sobhi Nimir, 23, after breaking into his home and searching it.     

In addition, the Jerusalem office of the PPS said the soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians, identified as Ragheb Abu Sneina, Monir al-‘Ajlouni, Mo’men Hasheem, Majd Sharifa and Nasser al-‘Ajlouni, in the occupied city.

jerusalem-search-stiudentAlso in Jerusalem, the soldiers stopped and harassed a large number of schoolchildren and young men in Bab al-‘Amoud area, while provocatively searching and humiliating them.

The soldiers also invaded at dawn the home of Misbah Abu Sbeih, in the ar-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, and photographed its interior and exterior in preparation for demolishing it.

Abu Sbeih was killed by the army, on October 9th, after carrying out a drive-by shooting in Jerusalem, killing two Israelis and wounding six others.

Following his death, the soldiers repeatedly broke into it his home, and homes of his relatives, and abducted his father and his daughter, Eman Abu Sbeih, along with several other siblings and relatives.

The army also shut down all stores, and warehouses, owned by the family, under direct orders from Roni Noma, the commander of the Israeli Army Depth Corps, who cited article 319 of the Israeli Emergency Law of 1948.

On Monday at night, the soldiers kidnapped Makram Shadi Ghawi, 18, from his home in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and Mohammad Wajeeh Hilal, from his home in Beit Ur al-Tahta, south of Ramallah.     

Also on Monday at night, the soldiers invaded the home of detainee Jad Sultan, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, and violently searched it.

His family said the soldiers brought their detained son with them during the search; Sultan was kidnapped by the army two days ago.

The soldiers also fired several concussion grenades and gas bombs at a few homes close to Sultan’s property, and withdrew from the area.