Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Beit Ummar and Yatta towns, searched several homes and kidnapped two Palestinians, including a former political prisoner.
Mohammad Awad, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in Khallet al-Ein, ‘Aseeda and the ath-Thaher areas, and kidnapped a former political prison, identified as Yousef Mohammad Za’aqeeq, 26.
The soldiers also summoned Hasan Yousef ‘Alqam, 27, for interrogation in the Etzion military base, north of Hebron.
In addition, the soldiers invaded the home of Mahmoud al-‘Allami, and searched it under the pretext of looking for his son, Mohannad, 19, who is still imprisoned by Israel since his abduction three months ago.
Mahmoud said the soldiers did not believe him when he told them that his son was still imprisoned since his abduction, until he produced an official letter from the Red Cross, and the indictment that was filed against him by an Israeli military prosecutor.
The soldiers also kidnapped Ala’ Ismael Awad, 23, after searching his home, in addition to breaking into and searching many homes in the town, causing excessive damage.
Owners of some of the invaded homes have been identified as Ayed Abu Arram, Adnan Abu Arram, Ibrahim Abu Arram, Ayesh Mousa Zibin, Ali Abi Obeid, Ibrahim Issa Shawaheen, Eyad Mahmoud Rasheed and Jawad Ibrahim Nawaj’a.
In addition, the soldiers installed several roadblocks on the northern and southern roads of Hebron city, and the main entrances of Sa’ir, Shiokh and Yatta town, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while examining their ID cards.
Also at dawn, the soldiers, and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council, demolished two buildings in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, and al-‘Isawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Furthermore, Israeli navy ships opened fire on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region.