The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, 45 Palestinians, most of them are former political prisoners, in the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes.
The PPS said the soldiers abducted Monjid Mousa al-Juneidi and Abdul-Khaleq Natsha, from their homes in Hebron city.
Also in Hebron city, the soldiers abducted Siham al-Battat, the mother of a political prisoner, identified as Haitham Battat, in addition to a young woman, identified as Amna Abdul-Ghani Abu Turki, who was taken prisoner at a military roadblock near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city.
It added that the soldiers also stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in Doura town, south of Hebron, before abducting 22 Palestinians, including nine former political prisoners.
They have been identified as Sami Yousef Abu ‘Arqoub, Raed Badawi Hamdan, Nafeth Shawamra, Mahmoud Abu al-Ghalasi al-Masalma, Abdul-Basset al-Hroub, Odah Mahmoud al-Hroub, Osama Shahin, Dia’ Ismael Masalma, Tha’er Ismael Masalma, Sharhabeel Badawi Masalma, Mohammad Abdul-Hamid Masalma, Laith al-‘Awawda and Mohmmad Suleiman al-‘Arjan.
The abducted former political prisoners in Hebron governorate are Mohammad Ismael Abu ‘Arqoub, Issa Mohammad Rajoub, Yasser Rajoub, Nayef Mahmoud Rajoub, Ayyoub al-Awawda, Ismael al-Awawda, Adam Abu Sharar, Ahmad Abu Sondos and Thaer Jihad Abu Sondos.
In Yatta town, south of Hebron, the soldiers abducted two former political prisoners, identified as Ibrahim Eid al-Hathalin and Fadel Yousef Jabarin, in addition to Qoteiba Ismael Makhamra and Eyad Jibril al-Amour.
The soldiers also abducted Mohammad Ismael at-Till, Adnan Mahmoud at-Till, and Zeid Mohammad Abu Dayya, in addition to a former political prisoner, identified as Atef Ali Rabba’, from their homes in the ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron.
In Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Monir Farah Manasra, while Maran Abdul-Qader Abu Fara, was abducted from his home in Surif town, northwest of Hebron.
Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Shalalda, from Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron, Yousef Mohammad Abu Afifa and Abdul-Fattah Abu Sil, from the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, and a former political prisoner, identified as Moath Mohammad Abu Jheisha, from Ethna town, northwest of Hebron.
In Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, the soldiers searched dozens of homes in several neighborhoods, after storming them and smashing their doors, causing excessive damage to the properties, before abducting four former political prisoners.
The abducted Palestinians are Ahmad Khader Abu Mariya, 55, Saqer Ahmad Sabarna, 37, Moayyad Mahmoud at-Teet, 28, and Ribhi Mohammad Awad, 26.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers installed many roadblocks in several neighborhoods in Hebron city, including its northern and southern main roads, in addition to the entrances of Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated scores of residents while inspecting their ID cards.