Palestine: Several Palestinians, incl child, kidnapped in West Bank

10th Oct 2013

IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday at dawn Israeli soldiers invaded various areas in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped several Palestinians, including a 12-year-old child.

File - Radio Bethlehem 2000

[File photo: Radio Bethlehem 2000]


Local sources in Al-Ezariyya town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, have reported that dozens of soldiers were deployed near an area of the Annexation Wall where several Palestinian youths previously managed to dig a hole in the wall.
The army said it noticed some Palestinians trying to breach the wall once again.
Soldiers chased the youths but could not apprehend them, and arrested three who were just walking in the area, eyewitnesses said.

Two of them have been identified as Ahmad Bassam and Daoud Abu Ar-Reesh.
Furthermore, soldiers broke into the home of Osama Hashmiyya, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped his twelve-year-old, Taha.

The father said that his son was taken to a police station for interrogation. The army did not provide any reason for the arrest.

Dozens of soldiers also invaded Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, kidnapped two construction workers and confiscated construction equipment.

Soldiers also handed a resident a military warrant ordering him to head to a nearby military base for interrogation.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the soldiers broke into the home of Jawad Siyam, head of the media unit of the center, and searched it.

Soldiers further handed three families warrants informing them the army intends to demolish their homes, allegedly for building them without construction permits.

This is the second time the families receive those warrants in less than a month, the center said.

In related news, soldiers invaded Tal village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped five Palestinians.

Another Palestinian was also kidnapped in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West bank city of Hebron.

Furthermore, several Israeli military jeeps invaded Al-Manshiyya area in Beit Jala, west of Bethlehem, and invaded Baq Zqaq area in Bethlehem.

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