Israeli Troops abduct a Number of Palestinian Youth in the West Bank

19 Mar
11:18 AM

 Israeli troops abducted, before dawn on Thursday, three Palestinian youth in the West Bank refugee camp of Deheishe, located near the city of Bethlehem.

Local Palestinian security sources confirmed that Israeli army forces abducted Yousef Albal’awi, 19, Ramez Allaham, 22 and Mustafa Hasanat, 22, after the soldiers broke into, vandalized and inspected their residential homes .

The sources said that right after the invasion by Israeli troops of Deheishe, dozens of locals took out to streets, in protest.

In response, Israeli troops fired volleys of tear gas canisters, with no casualties reported.

Meanwhile, the West Bank city of Qalqilia, saw a similar Israeli abduction of local Palestinian youth, early on Thursday dawn.

Witnesses told local media outlets that Israeli troops broke into the family home of Khalil Abu Samra, a 22-year-old local youth and abducted him, leaving his family members in a great deal of concern.

Israeli abduction of local Palestinian youth across the occupied West Bank occurs every morning before dawn, and is a direct violation of the Oslo Agreement, a long-standing peace agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which recognized Israel’s right to exist back in 1993. Since then, Israel has vastly expanded its colonial settlement blocs in the West Bank, using abductions as a pretext for invading and taking over Palestinian land.

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IMEMC Staff

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