In pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank, driving into sleeping towns and refugee camps and forcing residents out of bed, abducting seven and ransacking a number of homes. They also fired tear gas to disperse residents of the invaded areas who had come outside to protest against the invasion of their homes.
In Ramallah district, the occupation forces abducted five Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in the city of Ramallah and the nearby town of al-Bireh.
According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, the abducted Palestinians are: former prisoner Bushra Al-Tawil from Al-Bireh, Leith Assi Al-Tarifi from the city of Al-Bireh, Ahmed Kayed from the town of Peten, and Kamel Nakhleh from the Jalazonecamp, and Ahmed Abdullah Al-Sahir from the town of Silwad.
Dozens of Palestinians suffered from tear gas inhalation, during violent confrontations in Birzeit, Al-Bireh, Al-Jalazonecamp, Ain Misbah neighborhood, and Umm Al-Sharayet .
In Hebron district, the Israeli forces aducted Mahmoud Bajis Aqel and Nayef Abdullah Shatrit, from the town of Haloul, north of Hebron, after they raided their homes and tampered with their contents.
Israeli forces also searched the house of Iyad Bajis Aql in the town of Halhoul, and the house of Izz al-Din al-Jabari in the city of Hebron, in the southern West Bank, and tampered with their contents.
In Bethlehem, Israeli forces seized a vehicle belonging to a citizen from the village of Marah Rabah, south of Bethlehem.
And security sources reported to the Wafa news agency that Israeli forces raided the house of Ahmed Qassem Al-Sheikh, searched it, and seized his vehicle.