Palestine: Twelve Palestinians kidnapped in West Bank

7th Aug 2013

By Saed Bannoura

IMEMC & Agencies:Tuesday at dawn Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped twelve Palestinians.

Local sources in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, have reported that the soldiers invaded Beta village, east of the city, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped one resident identified as Waddah Khaled Dweikat, 25.

Several military vehicles also invaded Sorra village, south of Nablus, and kidnapped one resident identified as Ali Ahmad Toraby, 31.

Soldiers also invaded Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, and kidnapped one resident identified as Lu’ay Adly Hamed, 27, while another resident identified as Hisham Allan, 30, was kidnapped in Einabous village, south of the city.

Local sources in Zawata village, north west of Nablus, have reported that various armored military jeeps invaded the village, and kidnapped one resident identified as Bara’ Kamal Abu Amsha.

Furthermore, dozens of soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and kidnapped one resident identified as Osama Yousef Sabah, 23, after breaking into his home in the Southern Neighborhood.

In Bethlehem, soldiers invaded Ertas village, and surrounded the home of resident Issa Odah Dabah, before breaking into the property and kidnapping his son Hamza, 21.

Also in Bethlehem, several armored military jeeps invaded Teqoua’ village, east of the city, and kidnapped one resident identified as Mohammad Ribhi Al-‘Amour, 21.

Another resident, identified as Mohammad Nasser Sabah, 18, was handed a warrant ordering him to head to the Etzion military base for interrogation.

Several soldiers also invaded the home of Hatem Sabah, head of the Teqoua’ village council, and violently searched the property.

Furthermore, army invaded Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, and the Al-Arroub refugee camp, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including two children.

Local sources have reported that resident Omar Nafez Abu Sneina was kidnapped in the Old City of Hebron, while residents Ayman Hareen, 20, Samir Mustafa Abu Warda, 14, and Ehab Yasser Hassan, 15, were kidnapped in the Al-Arroub refugee camp.

The Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies and Human Rights, reported Monday that Israeli soldiers kidnapped in 154 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and five Palestinians in Gaza, last month.

The center added that one Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli military fire.

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