Palestine: Israeli army invades Bethlehem, kidnaps Palestinian, searches property

13th May 2014
Palestine: Israeli army invades Bethlehem, kidnaps Palestinian, searches property

[File photo: Radio Bethlehem 2000]

Saed Bannoura

IMEMC & Agencies: Monday at dawn, several Israeli military jeeps invaded various Palestinian communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, kidnapping one Palestinian as they searched homes and a masonry workshop.

Local sources said that dozens of soldiers invaded the Deheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, violently searched several homes, and kidnapped one Palestinian.
The sources stated that the army kidnapped Ibrahim Yahia Da’amsa, 30 years of age, and took him to the Etzion military base for interrogation.

Soldiers also invaded the homes of Bassem Abdul-Rahman al-Hasanaat and Ali al-Afandy, and violently searched them.

The Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that the soldiers surrounded the area of the Bethlehem Central Market, near the Deheisha refugee camp, and prevented the residents from reaching it.

Soldiers also fired several concussion grenades at the Palestinians in an attempt to remove them from the area.
In addition, several military jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, broke into and searched a masonry shop belonging to resident Amin Abu Ayyash.

The soldiers also invaded the al-Ma’sara village, south of Bethlehem, and violently searched the home of Hasan Breijiyya, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem.

On Sunday, several Israeli military jeeps invaded al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and detained two schoolchildren.

Ahmad Salah, spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in al-Khader, said the soldiers invaded a local school in the town, and detained Ibrahim Hasan Yousef Issa, 14, and Ramzy Hasan Mohammad Salah, 15.

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