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Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 14 Palestinians in West Bank

28th May 2014
Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 14 Palestinians in West Bank


[File photo: Radio Bethlehem 2000]
By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies: Tuesday, Israeli soldiers invaded various communities in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, violently searched dozens of homes, kidnapped at least 14 Palestinians, and took them a various detention and interrogation centers.

Local sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, stated that the army invaded Beit Ummar town and the al-Fawwar refugee camp, kidnapping eight Palestinians.
The Palestinian News & Info Agency WAFA has reported that the soldiers invaded and violently searched several homes in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, and kidnapped three Palestinians identified as Walid Fayez al-Wawy, 19, Mohammad Fawzi al-Wawy, 19, and Mustafa Jawad Salim, 17.
Mohammad Awad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, stated that dozens of soldiers invaded the town and kidnapped five after violently searching their homes.
The five have been identified as Sadem Adel Sleiby, 21, Mohammad Jamal ‘Alqam, 22, Ammar Mohammad Abu Mariyah, 20, Mohammad Sa’id Sabarna, 22, and Hamza Wahid Abu Mariyah, 25.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and the Tulkarem refugee camp, and kidnapped two Palestinians.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the home of resident Mohammad Salama as-Safy, in the Tulkarem refugee camp, held him and his family in a nearby storage room, and searched the home before kidnaping his son Hamza, a student of the Journalism Department at the an-Najah University in Nablus.
The army also invaded Tulkarem city, and kidnapped Mos’ab al-Hasry, a student of the an-Najah University.
His father is also imprisoned by Israel under illegal Administrative Detention orders, and is currently participating in the hunger strike the detainees are holding in Israeli prisons.
In addition, soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped three Palestinians identified as Nour Abu Bakr, Jamal Abu Bakr and Mahmoud Abu Bakr.
Media sources said the Israeli invasions included various areas in the Nablus city, including its Old City and the Balata refugee camp, the central West Bank district of Tubas, Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, and various Palestinian communities.
Furthermore, soldiers kidnapped Malek Mohammad Haddad, 26, from his home in the al-Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem.
His family said the soldiers invaded their home around 2 after midnight, and searched it. Haddad is a former political prisoner who spent 30 months in Israeli prisons, and was released about six months ago.

One Response to “Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 14 Palestinians in West Bank”

Martin Edwin AndersenMay 29, 2014

Continuing bloodshed and deprivation of rights needs to stop. The invitation by Pope Francis to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to come to the Vatican for peacemaking underscores the importance, and especially the immediate relevance, of the ideas found in “Common Lands, Common Ground; The indigenous agenda, Israel, Palestine and breaking the post-Oslo Peace Accords logjam” @


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