Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians Overnight in Several Incidents

17 Aug
1:36 PM

Israeli troops abducted a total of five Palestinians overnight on Friday, from various parts of the West Bank. These included a 16-year old teen from al-‘Issawiya in East Jerusalem, a teen from Hebron, a young man from Jenin who was abducted from a checkpoint near Jericho, and two brothers abducted while asleep in their beds in Hebron.

In Jerusalem, Israeli occupation forces abducted 16-year-old Islam Yousef Obeid from al-‘Issawiya village east of occupied Jerusalem on Friday evening while he was inside a shop in the town.

Also on Friday evening, Israeli forces abducted Mo’taz Jaradat from Jenin refugee camp as he was passing through Al-Hamra checkpoint near Jericho .

Israeli forces abducted on Friday evening a young man at a military checkpoint set up north of Hebron.

According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, Israeli forces abducted the boy Yousef Diab Abdel Rahim Shweiki from the city of Hebron while he was crossing the checkpoint.

The troops also conducted extensive searches in the vicinity of houses in the valley of honor in the town of Seir, northeast of Hebron.

Also in the Hebron area, Israeli forces abducted on Saturday before dawn two Palestinians from Beit Awwa village, southwest of Hebron.

Local security sources told Wafa that the Israeli forces raided the town and arrested the brothers Alaa and Islam Yousef Mohammad al-Sweiti .

Israeli forces also raided several neighborhoods in Hebron, set up military checkpoints at the entrances to Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, and at the northern entrance of Hebron, Jouret Helles.

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