Thursday, November 1, 2012

Report: “Soldiers Kidnapped 292 Palestinians In October”

 International Middle East Media Center
by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News Report post
The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped in October 292 Palestinians in different parts of the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, adding that among the kidnapped are 26 children.
Image Ahrar Center
Image Ahrar Center
Fuad Al-Khoffash, head of the Ahrar Center, stated that nine Palestinian were killed in the Gaza Strip, while the rest (283) were kidnapped from their homes, and on roadblocks, in different parts of the West Bank.

The report indicated that most of the arrests took place in Jerusalem, as the army kidnapped 103 Palestinians, including 17 children, 5 women and 5 cameramen, in October.

Hebron comes next in the highest number of arrests, as the soldiers kidnapped 70 residents, including 9 children and three women, including the Noura Al-Ja’bary, the wife of detainee Mohammad Abu Warda.

Al-Khuffash stated that, comparing to September, October witnessed an increase in the number of arrests carried out by the Israeli army, as the soldiers kidnapped 292 Palestinians comparing to 246 in September.

Israeli soldiers conduct invasions and arrests on a daily basis in the occupied Palestinian territory, number of arrests vary from day to day.

These arrests include breaking into Palestinian homes causing extensive damage, harassing and assaulting family members of the detainees.