Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, early on Wednesday, many Palestinian residents from various parts of the West Bank, including the occupied East Jerusalem.

In the occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police abducted Palestinian engineer, Bassam al-Hallaq, who is in charge of construction works, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Palestinian Ma’an News Agency said that the abduction of al-Hallaq came during an Israeli police interruption of some construction works within the Almarawni part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

It added that the police task force of the occupation authorities, blocked those works, before they took Al-Hallaq to custody for interrogation.

Noteworthy, the Jordanian Ministry of Waqf and Religious Affairs, is the one in charge of the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s affairs, since Israel has occupied East Jerusalem, back in June 1967.

Also in East Jerusalem, Israeli occupation forces abducted Palestinian resident, Mohammad Abuelhawa, as soon as the latter completed dawn prayer at the mosque. Abuelhawa is a resident of the Altour neighborhood, east of the occupied Palestinian city.

In the meantime, Israeli troops had earlier invaded the Palestinian Shu’fat refugee camp of East Jerusalem. and broke into the home of a Palestinian resident, before they abducted the resident and his wife. The two abductees were not identified.

The al-‘Isawiya neighborhood in north-east of East Jerusalem, was reportedly invaded by Israeli troops. Local media outlets, including Al-Quds, said that the invading Israeli force confronted local residents of al-‘Isawiya, before they abducted two of them, identified as Mohammad Esmat Obaid and Mohammad Ghadeb Obaid.

The media sources added that the two residents, were exposed to beating by Israeli soldiers, before they were abducted and taken to an unknown destination.

In the West Bank city of Hebron, local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli occupation forces invaded some parts of the city, before they abducted local attorney, A’ed Ahiyoumi, along with local residents, Fadi Ghonaimat, Shadi Mohammad and Mosa Shahin.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops abducted Palestinian youth, Mostafa Assaf, after having invaded the Qabatya village, an outskirt of the West Bank city of Jenin.

In another Israeli occupation army’s operation of abduction, Israeli soldiers abducted Palestinian youth, Mohannad Alsada from the Jeet village, east of the West Bank city of Qalqilia.

In the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Israeli troops abducted Palestinian youths, Omar Hajjaz, Ahmad Azzam and Obaida Hajjaz, after having invaded the Mazra’a Alsharqiya village, east of the Ramallah city.

Over the past several weeks, Israeli occupation troops, across the West Bank, have increased operations of abduction. Increased abductions come as Israeli government officials have signalled annexation of about 30 percent of the West Bank territories, to the occupation state of Israel.

(Source / 08.07.2020)

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