Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct 21 Palestinians

04 Mar
8:55 PM

Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank in pre-dawn raids Wednesday March 4th, abducting 21 Palestinian citizens from their homes while they were asleep in bed.

In addition, the troops seized funds from the homes of several freed prisoners.

According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, the occupation forces abducted three citizens from the Jalazoun camp, namely: Bajes Nakhleh, Ahmed Zaid, Shadi Hajir.

Also in the Ramallah district, the troops abducted Saed Abu Al-Baha from his home in Betonia, west of Ramallah, and Fadi Abdel Dayem in the city of Ramallah. They also seized Ziad Farraj from the village of Ain Sinaia, north of Ramallah.

In Nablus, Israeli forces abducted three Palestinian citizens: the freed prisoner Ahmed Bassam Nassar from the village of Madama, Hazza Amouri from the village of Awarta, and Salah Dweikat from the Askar camp.

In Tulkarem, the occupation forces abducted two young men, namely: Jihad Khraiwesh and Ibrahim Al-Sawadni, after they raided their homes in the city.

In Hebron, the occupation forces abducted Ahmad Kamel Masalmeh from the town of Kharsa after they raided his house and ransacked its contents.

In addition, several military checkpoints were installed at the entrances to towns and camps in the Hebron Governorate, and the vehicles of the Palestinians driving in those areas were searched and their identities checked.

In Jerusalem, the occupation forces arrested eight Palestinians from the town of Al-Issawiya: Mohammad Amir Mahmoud, Adam Kayed Mahmoud, Saed Yousef Ubaid, Mahmoud Awni Mahmoud, Mansour Muhammad Mahmoud, Mansour Ali Nasser, Saleh Dari and Majd Bashir. In addition, the soldiers abducted  Mohammad Hazina from Jerusalem. Mounir Kayed Mahmoud, a young man, was summoned to the Israeli police station for interrogation.

In a related context, the occupation forces raided several houses of freed prisoners in the town of Zawiya, west of Salfit, and seized funds from them, including: the house of the freed prisoners Raafat Rashid Abdullah Muqadi, Alian Rashid Abdullah Muqadi and Ahmad Hamdan Ali Musleh.

The occupation forces also raided the house of a young man, Ahmad Musleh, in the city of Nablus, and seized a sum of money from inside it. They also raided the house of the captive Kanaan Zalmout in Beit Furik, east of the city.

Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, young Mohammad Bassan Manassra was abducted by Israeli troops at the entrance of the village of Husan West Bethlehem.

Image from Shehab News Agency of the abduction of Manassra (photo taken by a passenger in a passing car):

 

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