Palestine: 12 Palestinians kidnapped, dozens injured by Israeli army, near Jenin

20th Mar 2014
Palestine: 12 Palestinians kidnapped, dozens injured by Israeli army, near Jenin
[File photo: Safa News]


IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers invaded the village of Zabbouba, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and clashed with dozens of residents before kidnapping twelve, and wounding dozens.

Medical sources have reported that most wounded residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and received treatment by local medics.

Several Palestinians were also injured after being attacked and beaten by the invading soldiers.

Eyewitnesses said that several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded the village during evening hours, harassing dozens of residents, which led to clashes with local youth who threw stones and empty bottles at them.

The kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Ahmad Maher Jaradat, 20, Ali Abdul-Karim Jaradat, 25, Eyad Ahmad Jaradat, 25, Mohammad Yasser Abahra, 22, Rami Assem Sha’ban, 20, (police officer) Rabea’ Bassam Maqalda, 22, Mahmoud Samir Jaradat, 22, Mohammad Taiseer al-‘Anr, Hisham Hilal Abu Libda, Sa’id Saber Jaradat, Nassim Maher Jaradat, and Mohammad Suleiman ‘Amarna.

Soldiers also invaded a barber shop in the village, detained the owner, Mahran Jamal Abu Baker, kidnapped Mothanna Assem Sha’ban, and confiscated the ID card of a police officer identified as Tareq Qan’ir.

In related news, soldiers installed a roadblock at the junction leading to the villages of Rommana and Zabbouba, stopped and searched dozens of Palestinians and interrogated several residents while inspecting their ID cards.

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