IOF kidnap twelve Palestinians across the occupied West Bank


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, at least twelve Palestinians, including four young women, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reports.

According to the PPS, the Israeli soldiers searched many homes in Ramallah before kidnapping three young women identified as Nour al-Islam Darweesh, Hala al-Beetar andSalaam Abu Sharar. All are students of the Al-Quds University.

In Hebron, the IOF kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Mo’taz al-Mohtasib, while Abdul-Rahim Mahmoud Awad, was kidnapped from his home in Beit ‘Awwa town, south of the city.

In Bethlehem, the IOF invaded the al-Khader town and kidnapped a young woman, identified as Majd Yousef ‘Atwan Sbeih 22.

In addition, in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, the Israeli soldiers kidnapped Morad Mohammad Taqatqa, 31, and Waleed Issa Taqatqa, 30.

The IOF also invaded Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, searched and ransacked many homes, and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Ahmad Nidal Aqel, 20, and Ayman Farouq Barham, 35.

According to locals, the IOF also summoned three former political prisoners for interrogation; they have been identified as Osama Obeid, Majed Jom’a, and his son.

Furthermore, the Israeli soldiers invaded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiyya village, east of Nablus, and occupied a Palestinian home, belonging to Ehsan Daraghma, before using it as a military post and a monitoring tower.

The Israeli soldiers installed a tent on the rooftop of the invaded home, and deployed dozens of soldiers around it, inside the property and on its rooftop.

Two other Palestinians, identified as Mahmoud Osha’ Mona and Ahmad Talal Mona, were kidnapped in the Sa’diyya neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem.

Also, the soldiers kidnapped three Palestinian children in Shu’fat neighborhood, in Jerusalem, allegedly for throwing stones on the Light Rail.

On Monday evening, a 15-year-old Palestinian resident of al-Ram north of Jerusalem was shot in the thigh at the village entrance by the IOF raiding the area.

Palestinian Red Crescent medics said the IOF prevented them from accessing the youth to administer medical treatment, adding that the military detained the injured teen, whose condition was unknown.

An al-Ram resident was detained from in front of his home during the raid, locals said.

The IOF execute routine raids across occupied West Bank and in the occupied East Jerusaelm, carrying out an average of 95 raids per week since the start of this year according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.