Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the West Bank, and added that seven of them were taken from Kobar village, near Ramallah.
The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in Kobar, northwest of Ramallah, before abducting seven Palestinians, identified as Bajes Barghouthi, Ibrahim Afeef Barghouthi, Suleiman Kanaan, Ali Kanaan, Mahmoud Ahmad Shannan, Ali Ahmad Shannan, and Jadallah Ahmad Abu al-Haj.
The soldiers also invaded the al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah, searched homes, and abducted Ahmad Hazem Na’san, 38, along with Emad Rida Abu Alia, 27.
Another Palestinian, identified as Yousef Mer’ey, was abducted from his home in Birzeit town, north of Ramallah.
In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ala’ Abatly, from his home in the town.
In Jenin, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Aysar Mohammad Nawwaf, Qais Abu Salah, and Mohammad Raslan al-‘Ardha, from their homes in Arraba town, southwest of Jenin.
The soldiers also invaded and searched the home of two detained siblings, identified as Sari and Obeida Majid Fashafsha, in addition to Fathi Kanaan, in Jaba’ town, southwest of Jenin.
In Qabatia, south of Jenin, the soldiers invaded and searched the home of Tamer Saba’na, a former political prisoner and a researcher specialized in detainee’s affairs and right, and interrogated him in addition to threatening to abduct him if he doesn’t stop his work.
It is worth mention that, late on Wednesday at night, the soldiers placed big rocks and sand hills on a minor road between the town of Ya’bad, and the villages of Barta’a and Zibda, near Jenin.
In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ali Jawad Atawna, 23, from his home in Beit Kahil town, northwest of the city, after storming and ransacking his property.
The soldiers also abducted Ahmad Mohammad Jalal, 20, after invading and searching his home in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank.