The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Thursday, seventeen Palestinians, including former political prisoners and the coordinator of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.

The PPS said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied capital Jerusalem, after numerous illegal colonialist settlers stormed the holy site accompanied by many police officers and soldiers.

It said that the soldiers abducted a guard of Al-Aqsa, identified as Mohannad al-Ansari, and Fateh Movement secretary in Jerusalem, Shadi Mitwer, while he was in front of the District Court to attend a hearing or the imprisoned Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Gheith. Both are former political prisoners who were repeatedly abducted, interrogated, and imprisoned.

The soldiers also summoned for interrogation the deputy secretary-general of Fateh movement in Jerusalem, Adel Abu Zneid, in addition to the deputy governor, Abdullah Siyam, and Fateh secretary in Beit Hanina Amer Gharabla, in addition to Fateh secretary in Jabal al-Mokabber Eyad Bashir.

In the northern West Bank governorate on Nablus, the soldiers abducted five former political prisoners from the towns of Tal, Rojeeb, and Salem, identified as Mos’ab Akef Eshteyya, Daoud Akram Rawajba, Mahmoud Mustafa ‘Aseeda, 28, Walid Jamal ‘Aseeda, 29, and Obeida Kamel Jabour.

In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Abdul-Khaleq Mazen Khadraj.

In Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Salah Yousef Sbeih and Ali Mousa Nawawra.

The soldiers also invaded Beit Sahour city, east of Bethlehem, and ransacked the home of Toni Nassar, causing damage.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Wisam Kamal Ajlouni, from his home.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers abducted three Palestinians from their homes in Deir Abu Mashal town, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, but released them a few hours later.