Palestine: Eleven Legislators, many residents, kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

14th Jul 2014
Palestine: Eleven Legislators, many residents, kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

[Image of kidnapped Legislators by Ahrar Center]

Saed Bannoura

IMEMC News: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, different Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped 11 legislators, and several other Palestinians.

The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights has reported that the soldiers kidnapped Professor Ibrahim Abdul-Sattar Qassem, a prominent intellectual and a professor at the Najah University in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ahrar added the soldiers also kidnapped former Finance Minister, Legislator Dr. Omar Abdul-Razeq, from Salfit in central West Bank, and Legislators Daoud Abu Sier and Riyadh al-’Omla Qablan, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus.

In Jenin and Tulkarem Districts, in northern part of occupied West Bank, soldiers kidnapped legislators Khaled Sa’id and Ibrahim Dahbour (Jenin), in addition to legislator Riyadh Raddad and Fathi al-Qar’awy in Tulkarem.

Legislator Fadel Hamdan was also kidnapped in the central West Bank district of Ramallah.

In Hebron, in southern part of the West Bank, soldiers kidnapped legislators Mohammad Abu Jheisha, Mohammad At-Till, and Nayef Rajoub.

Soldiers also kidnapped several Palestinians in Hebron, and took them to a nearby military base.

Some of the kidnapped in Hebron have been identified as Arafat al-Qawasmi, Ja’far al-Qawasmi, Waheeb Walid an-Natsha, Bashar Hassouna, Ammar Sharif, Anwar Abdul-Rahim al-Joulani, 25, and Adnan az-Zaro, 34.

Soldiers detonated main doors of many homes in Hebron, before invading and searching them, causing excessive property damage.

In Bethlehem, soldiers kidnapped Mahmoud Kamel Sabah, Mohannad Nasser Sabah from Teqoua’ village and Mahmoud Hussein Zawahra from al-Ma’sara village.

Dozens of Palestinians have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation in Hebron, while many were shot by live rounds and rubber-coated metal bullets, in clashes in Hebron, Bethlehem, Tulkarem, Salfit and Ramallah.

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