IOF kidnap at least five Palestinians in the West Bank


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) invaded on Monday at dawn, the city of Hebron, searched homes, and kidnapped three former political prisoners. Furthermore, two men were kidnapped in Bethlehem.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), the Israeli soldiers invaded and violently searched a number of homes, before kidnapping three former political prisoners.

The PPS identified the three Palestinians as Mazen Jamal Natsha, 45, Monther Mohammad al-Jo’ba, 34, and Ezzat Abdul-Aziz Natsha, 36.

In addition, also according to the PPS, on Monday, the IOF kidnapped two Palestinians from Bethlehem and summoned two others for interrogation.

One of them was identified as a Palestinian worker named Khaled Mohammad Salah, 38, in Wadi al-Hummus area, in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. The IOF took him to the Etzion military and security base.

The IOF also invaded Husan town, west of Bethlehem, and kidnapped a young man, identified as Mohammad Nash’at Hamamra, after breaking into his home and violently searching it.

Israel is currently holding 7,000 Palestinians in its jails and prisons, according to prisoners’ rights organization Addameer, and 700 are being indefinitely held in administrative detention — internment without trial or charge.

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