In early morning raids on Monday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted nine Palestinians. Soldiers also demolished two homes and a barn in East Jerusalem.
According to local sources, in Bethlehem, Israeli forces abducted Hamza Emad Al-Kamel, 18, and Mohammad Emad Al-Harimi, 18, after the soldiers raided and searched their homes in Wadi Shaheen area in the center of Bethlehem.
In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the Israeli forces abducted Qais Mohammad Jabareen after they stormed Jenin refugee camp, invaded his home and pulled him from his bed where he was sleeping. They also ransacked and searched his home.
Protests also erupted between Palestinian civilians and the Israeli forces during the invasion of Jenin refugee camp, during which the soldiers fired tear gas canisters, rubber bullets, and live bullets. No injuries were reported.
In Hebron, Israeli troops abducted 3 Palestinians: Mohammad Walid Al-Zama’erah, Ahmad Mousa Abu Rayan and Samer Jamal Madih.
They raided and searched a number of houses belonging to Jamal Mahmoud Madiya, Adnan Ishaq Al-Qashqish, Suhaib Abu Rayyan and others.
In Jerusalem, the Israeli forces demolished two residential rooms in Al-Mentar area in the Al-Quds area.
The Head of the Committee for the Defense of Land, Younis Jaafar, told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that Israeli forces started demolishing two residential rooms in the areas of Shaab Mousa and Umm Al-Rayyan from Al-Muntar in Al-Sawahra town.
In addition, Israeli forces demolished a barn and destroyed agricultural land in East Jerusalem. The barn that was destroyed belonged to Yasser al-Sayyala, and the Israeli military demolished it under the pretext that it was built without a license.
Israeli authorities in Jerusalem have refused to issue licenses for Palestinians to build on their own land in Jerusalem and the West Bank since 1967.
Pre-dawn raids occur every night in Palestine, as Israeli forces pursue Palestinians they have deemed as ‘wanted’ for questioning. Such actions are considered illegal under Israel’s obligations as an Occupying Power in the Fourth Geneva Convention.