Israeli troops abducted, early on Monday, two Palestinian youths, shortly after they shot and wounded them, in the Qafeen village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.

The Tulkarem-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Committee reported that Arqam Harsha, 20 and Awni T’oma, 24, were been abducted during invasion of their homes by Israeli military.

The prisoners’ committee maintained that an Israeli army force broke into the home of Harsha and opened fire inside the home, causing the injury of Harsha himself.

No further details were reported.

In the meantime, the committee added that Israeli troops stormed the family home of Awni T’oma, before they abducted him.

Some unconfirmed reports suggested that T’oma was also shot and wounded during the Israeli abduction operation.

Israeli abduction of Palestinian youths, across the West Bank, occur on near daily basis. Currently, Israel holds around 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in various jails and detention centers inside Israel and the occupied West Bank.

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