Palestine: Two Palestinians kidnapped in Hebron

8th Feb 2014

By Saed Bannoura

IMEMC & Agencies: Friday at night coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, Rateb Jabour, reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Jabour stated that the soldiers ambushed resident Mohammad Mahmoud Darwish, 17, in the al-Ein area in the town, and hurled concussion grenades at him before kidnapping him.
The soldiers also kidnapped former political prisoner, Moath Shihda Sabarna, 22, in the same attack, and took the two Palestinians to the Etzion nearby military and security base.

Hours before the attack, clashes took place in Beit Za’ta area, in the town, after dozens of soldiers invaded it and fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs.

Medical sources said several Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated bullets, while dozens have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Also on Friday at night, dozens of soldiers invaded Wad Fokkin village, west of Bethlehem, detained several young Palestinians, and interrogated them.

Ahmad Sukkar, head of the Wad Fokkin village council, stated that the soldiers surrounded the town, and invaded it before surrounded its center and interrogating dozens of local youths.

On Thursday evening, a young Palestinian man was shot and wounded by Israeli army fire in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp in Hebron, while dozens were hurt by gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.

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