WEST BANK, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday morning carried out mass detention of Palestinian citizens in Al-Khalil city and some of its towns and kidnapped 15 of them from their homes during violent raids.
Different local sources told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that a large number of Israeli troops stormed Al-Khalil city and Yatta town and kidnapped 13 Palestinians, four of them brothers, from their homes.
Two other citizens identified as Mohamed Salibi and Yahiya Abu Mariya were also taken prisoners during violent raids on homes in Beit Ummar town, northwest of Al-Khalil.
The IOF detention raids took place amid intensive gunfire, which caused widespread panic among the children and women and triggered clashes with some citizens.
In another incident, the IOF on the same day at dawn kidnapped three Palestinian young men during raids on homes in Nablus city and the nearby towns Tel and Zawarta.
Local sources in Nablus city reported that the IOF broke into and ransacked one of the houses in Al-Qaryoun neighborhood and kidnapped the young man Ali Shubairi, affirming that he was brutally beaten by Israeli soldiers during the detention.
The IOF also stormed homes in Tel and Zawarta towns and kidnapped two other young men identified as Mutassim Rayhan and Mohamed Abu Amsha.
(Source / 27.11.2013)