Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, at least seventeen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem, during massive and violent searches of homes and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed.
The PPS said the soldiers continued the siege and ongoing invasions of homes and property in Aqraba town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing serious damage, and abducted a woman, identified as Amal Bani Minya.
The soldiers also surrounded lands and an agricultural structure in the al-Qit’a area, in Aqraba, and detonated one of its walls.
In addition, the army started using loudspeakers to demand many Palestinians to turn themselves in.
It is worth mentioning that Aqraba and several surrounding Palestinian towns and villages have been subject to massive invasions and very violent searches of homes and buildings, in addition to the abductions and interrogation of dozens of Palestinians, since three Israeli colonialist settlers were injured in a drive-by shooting on Sunday evening.
The army also pushed dozens of soldiers in and around Za’tara military roadblock, south of Nablus, and isolated the entire area.
In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, interrogated dozens of Palestinians in several parts of the governorate, and abducted Ziad Abu Zahra, Lafi Shalabi, and Sana’ Shalabi.
Sana’ was released later, after the soldiers interrogated her for a few hours, local sources said, and added that her detention came just one day after the soldiers abducted one of her sons.
In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers abducted six Palestinians, identified as Samir Bheiss, Fadi Amro, Omar Nattah, Monther Sharawna, Sari Abu Seif, and Hussein Tbeish.
It is worth mentioning that Samir Bheiss is the Imam of a mosque in Yatta town, south of Hebron.
Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Kurd and Omar Khatib, from occupied Jerusalem, in addition to Mohammad Wahid Khatib, 22, Abdullah Morad Khatib, 17, Salah Osama Salahuddin, 16, Ezzeddin Osama Salahuddin, 18, and Mahdi Hasan Salahuddin, 18, from Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem.
Several army jeeps also invaded Khirbat Hamsa al-Foqa and the al-Boqei’a Meadow, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, before invading lands and taking pictures.
The soldiers were carrying maps during the invasion and were comparing them with new photos, before heading to ‘Atouf village.