The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 27 Palestinians, including children and the father of a slain young man, from their homes during extensive and very violent searches of property across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.
The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted twelve Palestinians, including children and former political prisoners, from occupied Jerusalem and nearby Hizma and ar-Ram towns.
It identified them as Ahmad Wahid Khatib, 21, Issa Odah Khatib, 50, Mohammad Fawzi Khatib, 25, his brother Ahmad, 15, Mahmoud Hussein Khatib, 18, Fadi Hamed Khatib, 15, Rami Fayez Sbeih, and Mohammad Roshdi Salahuddin, 17.
The soldiers also abducted Saed al-Hittawi, and his son Zoheir, from their home, but released them later.
Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Khalil Tafakji, 70, the head of the Maps Department of the Arab Studies Society, and the head of the Chamber of Commerce in occupied Jerusalem, Jamal Obeidat.
In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded many homes in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, Deir Abu Mashal and Deir Nitham villages, and abducted four Palestinians, identified as Yousef Nathmi Ata, Omar Sobhi al-Far, 24, Mohammad Abdul-Sattar Zahran, 30, and Firas Tamimi.
It is worth mentioning that Firas is the father of Mos’ab Tamimi, who was only 17 years of age when Israeli soldiers killed him, on January 3, 2018, after shooting him with a live round in his neck in Deir Nitham.
In Nablus governorate, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Jom’a Ramadan and Sufian al-Hayek, from Zeita Jama’in town, south of Nablus city, and Laith Yahia Edrees, 17, from Askar refugee camp.
In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Essam Mohammad Salim, 13, from his home in Jayyous town, east of the city.
In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Shadi Ali Hasasna, 34, from his home.
In the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Moath Abdul-Rahim Bisharat and his brother Sakher.
In Jericho, the soldiers abducted a child, identified as Mohammad Mofeed al-Hindi, in addition to Ahmad Faraj Sa’aida, Jasser Fahed Atiyyat, and Mustafa Thieb Atiyyat.