WEST BANK, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night and at dawn Thursday raided homes and kidnaped several Palestinian citizens during campaigns in different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem.
According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped two young men identified as Hisham Shawkat and Mohamed Ahmed from their homes in Deir Qaddis village, west of Ramallah.
In Bethlehem, the IOF stormed the neighborhood of Wad Shahin in the city and the southern village of Marah Rabah and kidnaped two young men from their homes. They were identified as Anas al-Adem and Ibrahim ash-Sheikh.
Another citizen called Khaled Abu Sabha, a resident of Yatta town in southern al-Khalil, was reportedly taken prisoner by the Israeli intelligence at the Allenby (King Hussein) border crossing upon his return from Jordan.
Meanwhile, the IOF stormed Yatta town in al-Khalil and searched several homes, with no reported arrests.
The IOF also set up several makeshift checkpoints on main roads leading to al-Khalil City, its town and refugee camps, and embarked on intercepting cars for security check.
In Nablus, the IOF raided the house of Sheikh Wa’el Hashash in the southern area of Balata refugee camp, interrogated him and threatened to arrest him if he decided to run for any election in the coming months.
The IOF also stormed Beita town in southern Nablus, patrolled its streets and searched some homes before withdrawing without making arrests.
In Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers disguised as Arabs kidnaped last night three citizens from Silwan district, south of the Aqsa Mosque.
According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, plain-clothes soldiers assaulted and kidnaped three young men from Silwan.
There was no information about the detainees’ identities.
On Thursday morning, police forces kidnaped a young man identified as Osama Rabie from his home in Abu Dis town, southeast of Jerusalem.
(Source / 15.07.2021)