Israeli forces abducted, early on Wednesday, several Palestinian residents in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

Sources in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, told Palestinian Wafa News Agency that a large Israeli army force invaded the city, at dawn, and proceeded to break into several Palestinian civilian homes, before they abducted six Palestinians.

The Israeli troops abducted six civilians from their homes, including four who have served time in Israeli prisons, identified as; Wael Abu Qamar, 43, who spent eleven years in prison, Youssef Al-Rai, 49, Bilal Maskawi, 34, and Ibrahim Shabita, 40 who spent twelve years in Israeli occupation prison.

Two Palestinian brothers, Hussein Aptli, 23, and Bara Aptli, 24, were abducted after searching their home in Azzoun village, east of Qalqilia.

In the city of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, an Israeli force stormed Jenin city and proceeded to break into many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, including two former prisoners, identified by witnesses as; Mahmoud Melhem, and Ibrahim Al-Shalabi.

Three other Palestinian civilians were identified as; Mujahid Al-Saadi, who is a journalist, in addition to Jamal Al-Sayed, and Faris Shawahaneh.

Meanwhile, east of the central West Bank city of Bethlehem, local sources told media outlets that the Israeli army invaded the village of Taqou’, broke into the home of Mousa Abu Mifreh, 37, a Palestinian man, and summonsed him to be interrogated by the Israeli Intelligence.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, arrested three Palestinian civilians, identified as;
 Muhammad Yunus Al-Boo, Uday Abdel-Hamid Al-Douda, and Muthanna Omar Al-Qawasmeh.

In the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli forces also detained three Palestinian civilians, identified as; 
Khaled Abu Al-Saud, Alaa Abu Mustafa, and Tamer Sawalmeh. Faris Fawaz Hanni, from the town of Beit Furik, was arrested at the Za’tara military checkpoint.


The PPS further reported that Israeli soldiers also detained, two Palestinian teens from Al Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, including; Mustafa Mahmoud Ghawanmeh, 17, from, who was shot by the occupation army, in addition to Ahmad Ali Safi, 16.

From the southern West Bank, Muhammad Samir Zayat was arrested from his home in Qalandia refugee camp, between Ramallah and Jerusalem, as well as Wahbi Ihsan Al-Rimawi, 28, from Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah.



Israeli abductions of Palestinian residents, across the West Bank, have recently increased, in the context of the Israeli preparation for annexation of the occupied West Bank.

All Palestinians, including popular resistance movements, have rejected such a plan vehemently, as many international players suggest that the move would undermine the chance of a peaceful solution to end the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, on the basis of international legitimacy resolutions.

 

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