[Soldiers invading Bethlehem: Radio Bethlehem 2000]
IMEMC & Agencies: Saturday at dawn dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank districts of Bethlehem and Hebron, and kidnapped four Palestinians. Soldiers also installed roadblocks in Hebron, and searched cars.
Dozens of soldiers invaded the Saff Street, and Wady Ma’aly area, in Bethlehem, broke into several homes and violently searched them before kidnapping two Palestinians, the Radio Bethlehem has reported.
The two kidnapped residents have been identified as Fady Abed Salahat, 30, and Salah Salahat, 25; both were cuffed, blindfolded and were taken to an unknown destination.
Israeli military sources said that two Molotov cocktails were thrown, on Friday evening, at Israeli military jeeps at a roadblock in the Bethlehem District; the army reported no injuries, and initiated a search campaign.
Also on Saturday, dozens of soldiers invaded the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped two Palestinians in the city.
Palestinian security sources stated that the army kidnapped Ayman and Mohammad Fakhoury, near Nabi Younis, in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, and took them to an unknown destination.
Furthermore, dozens of extremist Israeli settlers invaded the Haska area, in Halhoul and gathered near water springs in the area.
Dozens of soldiers accompanied the settlers; soldiers and settlers withdrew several hours later.
In related news, Palestinian medical sources have reported that three Palestinian workers have been injured, on Friday evening, near the annexation wall, in the Ramadeen village, south of the southern West bank city of Hebron.
The sources said that the workers were returning from work in Beersheba (Be’er As-Sabe’), when they were chased and assaulted by the soldiers.
The three have been identified as Shady Ahmad Al-Ajarma, 21, Idrees Yousef At-Torshan, 22, and Mohammad Ishak Khrekis, 22. They were moved to the Hebron Governmental Hospital for treatment.
Furthermore, dozens of soldiers invaded various neighborhoods in Hebron city, Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, and installed roadblocks at the entrances of Sa’ir town northeast of Hebron, the Al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron, and the Halhoul Bridge area in the north.
The soldiers stopped and searched hundreds of Palestinian cars, and interrogated dozens of residents while inspecting their ID cards.