By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday Mohammad Awad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee against Settlements, in Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, stated that approximately 200 Israeli soldiers invaded the town, earlier at dawn, and kidnapped three children.
[File photo - Radio Bethlehem 2000]
He said that the soldiers invaded the town driving nearly 25 armored vehicles through its main entrance and its southern entrance, near the Karmie Trzur illegal settlement.
The soldiers then violently broke into the home of Yousef Azmi Ikhlayyil, and kidnapped his son Amir, 17, and the home of Mohammad Abdul-Jawad Ikhlayyil, kidnapped his son Amir, 16, and attacked his other son Mahdi, 20.
Soldiers also invaded the home of Mustafa Mohammad Awad, and kidnapped his son Ra’fat, 16, in addition to violently attacking his brother Mohammad, 17. Despite his young age, Ra’fat is a former political prisoner who was imprisoned by Israel.
Clashes have been reported between the invading soldiers and dozens of local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at them. Dozens of residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.
It is worth mentioning that Israeli soldiers kidnapped eight Palestinians, including five children, since the beginning of this month four day ago, and more than 84, including more than 55 children, since the beginning of the year.
In related news, a number of extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Wednesday, a Palestinian man and his 12-year-old daughter in Tel Romeida neighborhood in the center of Hebron.
Local sources said that the settlers violently attacked Shatha Ishaq Ramadan, 12, and her father, and added that dozens of soldiers invaded the neighborhood and attacked several residents. The Child and her father suffered cuts and bruises.