The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Thursday, twenty Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.

One of the abducted Palestinians is an author, intellectual and human rights activist, former political prisoner Rassem Obeidat.

Obeidat was summoned for interrogation in the al-Maskobiyya detention and interrogation facility and was abducted shortly after arriving there.

He was among several Palestinians who were held, and interrogated, last Monday, after a large police force and intelligence officers invaded a hall of the Ambassador Hotel, in occupied East Jerusalem and attacked a celebration held by the Palestinian Russian Friendship Society.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as:


  1. Mohammad Adel Zboun, 14.
  2. Mahmoud Adel Zboun.
  3. Odai Raed Makhlouf.
  4. Mohammad Naim Taqatqa, 24.
  5. Hamada Fayez Salhab.
  6. Odai Zawahra.


  1. Karim Ibrahim Abu Mariya.
  2. Mahdi Abu Mariya.
  3. Fahed Abdul-Mon’em Salayma.
  4. Mohammad Nassar Salayma.
  5. Ahmad Nassar Salayma.
  6. Abdullah Ziad Rajabi.


  1. Jamil Yacoub Issa.
  2. Ahmad Assaf Daraghma.
  3. Sami Yasser Yassin.
  4. Khaled Abdul-Jalil Shareeda.
  5. Nasser Midhat Shalkhati.


  1. Rassem Obeidat.
  2. Abdullah al-Kiswani.
  3. Ahmad Sob Laban.