Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, seven young Palestinian men, including siblings, from Sneiria village, south of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

Saif Omar, the mayor of Sneiria, said the soldiers abducted seven Palestinians near the Khallet Hassan area, in the northern part of the village.

Omar said the abducted Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad Ibrahim Omar, 35, his brother Husam, 32, Mahmoud Ali Taha, 27, his brother Ahmad, 24, Mohammad Hamed Younis, 32, Anis Ma’zouz Younis, 26, and Anas Riyadh Younis, 32.

It is worth mentioning that the Khallet Hassan area is 4000 Dunams of Palestinian lands between Sneiria village, and Bidya town in Salfit governorate.

Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, have been constantly trying to annex the lands to establish a new outpost that would link between various surrounding colonies and colonialist outposts between Salfit and Qalqilia.