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Palestine: 19 Palestinians kidnapped on Monday

05-03-2013

IMEMC & Agencies:

Palestinians medical sources reported, on Monday evening, that several Palestinians have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and clashes with local youths. Nineteen Palestinians were kidnapped by the army on Monday, in different parts of the West Bank.

The sources said that the army fired dozens of gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets at local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading soldiers in Al-Khader; dozens of residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

Israeli soldiers invaded Al-Khader several times over the last few days, an issue that led to several clashes between the invading soldiers and local youths.

Also on Monday, the army invaded the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and clashed with dozens of local youths.

Local sources reported that the soldiers were also deployed around the Al-Quds Open University in the city, and in the areas of Marah Sa’ad, As-Sweitat, and on the Jenin-Jaffa Road.

In related news, the army kidnapped on Monday evening a Palestinian resident of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, as he was trying to cross the Ak-Karama Bridge on his way back from Jordan. The resident has been identified as Ala’ Hussein At-Teet, 23.

The army, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, has kidnapped 19 Palestinians, including at least three children, on Monday.

The Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the army kidnapped six Palestinians in Beit Kahel village, north of Hebron.

The kidnapped residents have been identified as Mo’taz Nabil Asafra, 20, Mohannad Ali Asafra, 20, Hamza Abdul-Hadi Zhour, 20, Mousa Ahmad Jibreel, in addition to Thaher Ibrahim Asafra and his brother Ahmad.

The soldiers also invaded the Al-Arroub refugee camp, in Hebron, and kidnapped three children identified as Rami Kamel Jawabra, 15, Rami Yousef Lafy, 17, and Ashraf Abdul-Fattah Jawabra, 14.

Furthermore, in Beit Awwa town near Hebron, the army kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Tamer Abdul-Qader Masalma, 23, and his brother Hamza, 23.

In Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian youth identified as Mohammad Ahmad Darweesh, 21, after stopping him at the Jenin-Nazareth Road, near the Al-Jalama village. Soldiers also kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Bassam Nassar, 23, and installed several roadblocks around the village.

On Monday at dawn, soldiers invaded Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia and kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Omar Mohammad Abu Haniyya, 20, and Abdul-Rahman Mohammad Sweidan, 22.

Local sources in Azzoun reported that the soldiers violently broke into and searched several homes in the town.

The soldiers also invaded Ras Al-Ein neighborhood and the Old Town area in Azzoun, and kidnapped one Palestinian identified as Mohammad Moneeb Samihna, 29.

The latest wave of invasions, arrests and attacks is part of ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinians and their property in different parts of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.


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