The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians, including children, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.

The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted six Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Hazem al-Masri, Ahmad Aladdin Yaghi, Qais Aladdin Yaghi, Ahmad Nasri Sabarna, Hammad Ahmad Abu Mariya, and Karam Ziad Abu Sara, from several parts of the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Soheib Bishkar, 17, and his brother Abdul-Rahman, 15, in addition to Ziad Abdul-Karim Hanani, Arqam Atef Hanani, and Luay Emad Mohammad.

In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Mustafa Qoneiri and Nafe’ Mousa, from their homes.

The soldiers also abducted Mohammad Hazem al-Masri, from his home in Tubas, in northeastern West Bank.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Majed Karaja and Mahdi Sa’ed Karaja.

In Hizma town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted one child, identified as Mahmoud Yasser Khatib, 15.

In addition, one Israeli colonist was mildly injured near Huwwara, south of Nablus, after Palestinian protesters hurled stones at his car.

However, according to Maan News Agency, Israeli sources claimed that the settler was mildly wounded in a “failed stabbing attempt,” and added that the soldiers are looking for a young man, in his twenties, for carrying out the reported attack.

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