Thursday, August 30, 2012

Including Children; Soldiers Kidnap 13 Palestinians In The West Bank

 International Middle East Media Center
by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies 
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, broke into several homes and kidnapped 13 residents, including children, the Palestine News & Information Agency (WAFA), reported.
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Local sources reported that the army invaded Beit Awwa town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped five children.

The five children are from the same family; they were identified as Shadi, Hamza, Iba’, Mohammad and Mos’ab As-Sweity, 15 -17 years old.

The army also installed several roadblocks on Hebron’s northern, southern and western junctions, stopped and searched dozens vehicles and interrogated the residents.

Furthermore, soldiers invaded Awarta town, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped four residents, identified as Salim Awwad, Mohammad Sa’ada, Baha’ Darawsha, and Mohammad Sahah. Soldiers also broke into and searched several homes sabotaging their property.

Soldiers further invaded Azzoun town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and kidnapped four residents, including two children; the kidnapped residents were identified as Mohammad Abdul-Fattah Radwan, 14, Qusai Saleh Mashal, 16, Malek Abdul-Latif Salaam, 19, and Abdul-Salaam As’ad Hussein, 45.

Local sources reported that the invasion started around 2 A.M., and that the army searched dozens of homes causing damage.

On Wednesday evening, undercover forces of the Israeli army ambushed two brothers at the main entrance of Az-Zababda village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers stopped the vehicle of the two brothers, and thoroughly searched it, and removed its doors and seats. The two are from the West Bank city of Tubas.

The Israeli army conducts invasions and attacks targeting Palestinian communities in the West Bank, these invasions include kidnapping residents, breaking into and searching homes, and installing roadblock to search vehicles and interrogate the residents.