Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap several Palestinians in West Bank

7th Mar 2014

By Saed Bannoura

IMEMC & Agencies: Thursday, Israeli soldiers invaded various districts in the occupied West Bank, kidnapping several Palestinians after breaking into their homes and searching them.

Local sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported that the army has kidnapped four Palestinians, including three from the Jenin refugee camp.

According to the sources, the army kidnapped Ahmad Shafiq Abu Zeina, 24, Khaled Saleh Abu Zeina, 54, and Tawfiq Saleh Jabou’, 24.


The soldiers also invaded Kharouba neighborhood in Jenin city, and kidnapped Mahmoud Jihad Hanthawy, 26, after breaking into his home and the homes of his brothers; soldiers violently searched the grounds and interrogated the families.


In addition, several Israeli military jeeps invaded Ya’bad town, west of Jenin and searched property.


The army also invaded Palestinian communities in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, violently searched several homes and kidnapped two Palestinian.


Local sources said that the soldiers kidnapped Faisal Aqeel al-Amayra, 40, from Doura town, south of Hebron, and Ikhdeir Yousef Ikhdeir, 18, from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron.


The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the soldiers ransacked the homes of Mohammad Hasan al-Amayra and Sami Jabil Rahoub, and the home of Yousef Ikhdeir, in Doura.


On Wednesday evening, clashes took place between local youth and Israeli soldiers who invaded Safa and al-Ein areas, in Beit Ummar, and the Tabaqa village, south of Hebron.


Also on Wednesday evening, soldiers invaded Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, kidnapping one Palestinian.


Eyewitnesses said that several armored military vehicles invaded the village, and installed roadblocks at its entrances, before kidnapping resident Akram Issa Nassar, 20.


Soldiers also stopped and searched several Palestinian cars and searched them while inspecting the ID cards of the passengers. In related news, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported, Thursday, that Israeli soldiers assaulted detainee Omar Suleiman Daraghma, 18, from Tubas, after kidnapping him two days ago.


The PPS said that Daraghma was bleeding heavily, suffering various cuts and bruises, after being beaten on his head, face and arms, and that the administration at Huwwara Prison refused to admit him, due to his injuries.

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