Updated: May 20 @ 0651

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians from across the West Bank.

The following names are the Palestinian residents detained by Israeli forces;

1. Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh (Jerusalem)
2. Muhammad al-Jolani (Jerusalem)
3. Abdullah al-Jolani (Jerusalem)
4. Adham al-Zaatari (Jerusalem)
5. Raed al-Zughair (Jerusalem)
6. Nizar al-Zughair (Jerusalem)
7. Ali Jaber (Jerusalem)
8. Hamza Nimerin – guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem) – counted below
9. one arrested from the Shu’fat refugee camp (Jerusalem)
10. Muhammad al-Daqqaq (Erez crossing/Gaza) – counted below

Israeli forces also reportedly summoned two other citizens: Nidal Zghair and Hisham Bashiti.

11. Qais Muhammad Al-Barghouthi (Ramallah)
12. Nassar Muharram Al-Barghouthi (Ramallah)
13. Waed Jamal Al Badawi (Hebron)
14. Musab Asfour (Hebron)
15. Naseem Tayseer Al Titi, 17 (Hebron)

Occupation forces delivered a summons to the family of the youth Adam Tafesh from Al-Aroub refugee camp, to surrender.

16. Abdul Rahim Abu Bakr (Jenin) – counted below
17. Muhammad Amarneh (Jenin) – counted below
18. Qais Amarneh (Jenin)

19. Musa Mahmoud Khalifa, was also arrested from Al-Ubeidiya town (Bethlehem) after soldiers stormed his house attempting to pressure his son, Qutaiba to surrender.

Original Post: May 19 @ 2257

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Tuesday, several Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank as well as the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip.

In the occupied city of east Jerusalem, which Palestinians want as the capital of a prospective future Palestinian state, Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied Arab-Palestinian city, abducted the guardsman of the Islamic holy shrine, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Local media sources said that the troops, stationed in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, abducted the guardsman and took him to a nearby Israeli police center.

In the meantime, Israeli troops in the northern West Bank city of Jenin abducted, earlier on Tuesday, two Palestinian teens and one young man, after breaking into their homes in the Ya’bad village, southwest of the city.

Also in Ya’bad village, where Israeli occupation forces have been imposing a military siege over the past week, Israeli troops abducted three more Palestinian youths, after having broken into their homes.

Witnesses said that among those abducted were Abdallah Abu Baker, 17, Islam Hamarsha, 17 and Mohammad Amarna, 23.

Meanwhile, well-informed sources in Ya’bad village, said that Israeli soldiers broke into and vandalized the homes of Palestinian prisoners, Nasser Abu Baker, Yazan and Anas Abu Shamla. The sources added that that the soldiers confiscated cellular phones of family members of the three prisoners.

Over the past week, Israeli troops have carried out a military offensive against the Ya’bad village, in which Israeli soldiers have clashed with local stone throwers, as a wide-spread Israeli army abduction campaign.

Media reports have so far suggested that more than 40 Palestinian youths have been abducted and that dozens of residential homes have been stormed violently by Israeli soldiers, all beginning when an Israeli soldier was killed during an early morning invasion into the village.

On the northern border of the Gaza Strip, Israeli military authorities, stationed on the Erez or Beit Hanoun crossing, intercepted and arrested a local Gaza journalist, who is also a cancer patient. He was arrested while he was returning to the besieged coastal enclave, from Jordan, where he had been receiving medical treatment.

Local Palestinian media outlets identified the detained cancer patient as Mohammad Abu Daqqa, a cameraman and a resident of the Abbassan village, east of Khan Younis city, in the southern the Gaza Strip.

The arrest of Abu Daqqa is not the first of its type, as many rights groups in Gaza and outside of the coastal territory, have documented dozens of cases of Israeli arrests of Palestinians, using Israeli-controlled crossings, around the Gaza Strip.