Ongoing kidnapping of Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and occupied Jerusalem


This last Sunday the Israeli occupation forces raided a massive arrest operation across the occupied West Bank and in occupied Jerusalem.

In Qalqilia, the israeli occupation army kidnapped two children. They were identified as Said Ziad Abu Haniyya, 14, and Arkan Mashal, 14.

They also invaded the home of Issam Thawabta, who was killed Sunday after reportedly stabbing an Israeli settler and kidnapped his four brothers, according to IMEMC.

In Hebron, the IOF kidnapped a Palestinian woman near the Ibrahimi Mosque, and a child in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city.

According to IMEMC, Ghadeer Diaeddin Sharif, 43, was trying to cross the roadblock on her way to pray at the Ibrahim Mosque when she was ordered to go through a metal detector but the machine sounded, indicating the presence of metal.

Soldiers kidnapped the woman and took her to the section of the mosque that is under full Israeli military control.

In addition, the israeli soldiers kidnapped a child as he was heading to school in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, and took him to an unknown destination. He was identified as ‘Ala Ibrahim Mahfouth, 14.

Also in Hebron, the IOF kidnapped at least 19 other Palestinians, including a wheelchair-bound man at dawn Sunday.

Israeli soldiers and undercover units invaded various Palestinian towns and neighborhoods in occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped ten Palestinians, including three children, according to IMEMC.

The undercover unit kidnapped Mohammad Samer Sarhan, 12, Hasan Abdullah al-‘Abbassi, 13, Omran Amer Abu Sbeih, 13, and Eyad Mohammad Jandal, 18.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers invaded Ras al-‘Amoud since early morning hours, and started harassing dozens of schoolchildren, in addition to searching them at the military roadblock on the road leading to the children’s schools.

The israeli soldiers also invaded Ras al-‘Amoud School, and kidnapped Jibreel al-A’war from the school’s playground.

In Abu Dis town, the IOF kidnapped Tareq al-‘Ammouri, his brother Ali, Mohammad Bassam Sinnawi, Atiyya al-Halabi and Yousef Erekat.

In Bethlehem, the israeli soldiers kidnapped Ahmad al-Hreimi, 17 and took him to an unknown destination. Also, many israeli army vehicles invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and kidnapped Jihad Jamal Thawabta, 23, and summoned Hussein Ahmad Thawabta, 22, for interrogation at the Etzion military base.

The IOF also summoned Mohammad al-Hajj Mahmoud Qabaha, 52, and his son ‘Orwa, 16, for interrogation at the Huwwara military base.

The israeli operation to arrest Palestinians continued on this Monday at dawn, with more than 15 Palestinians arrested only in Hebron district.

According to Addameer, – a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution that works to support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons – last month the total number of Palestinian political prisoners was 6700, where 320 of those were children and 41 were women.

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