Sunday: Israeli Forces Abduct 21 Palestinians in the West Bank

03:00 Feb 25 2024 Sir (سير), Jenin (جنين), Awarta military roadblock (حاجز عوارتا العسكري), Nablus, Asira Al-Qibliya, Beit Wazan, Sebastia, Al ’Auja, Abu Qash, Anata, Al-Shawawra, Ubeidiya, Al-Arroub camp & Bani Na’im

Sunday: Israeli Forces Abduct 21 Palestinians in the West Bank
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by IMEMC News
Feb 26, 2024

Israeli forces abducted, on Sunday, twenty-one Palestinians, including a journalist, and assaulted others after storming their homes in several regions of the occupied West Bank.


Before dawn on Sunday, a large army force invaded the city of Qalqilia, in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said that soldiers invaded and searched man citizens’ homes and besieged the southern Daoud neighborhood.


At dawn Sunday, Israeli troops abducted Hamza Monther Omran in an attempt to coerce his brother to surrender himself to the army in the village of Sir, south of Jenin.

In the nearby town of Zababda, soldiers invaded and searched many citizens’ homes, triggering protests.

On Sunday afternoon, the Israeli army stormed the city of Jenin, triggering an armed exchange with Palestinian resistance fighters, while military reinforcements were called in.

During the invasion, the soldiers destroyed two Palestinian cars and a motorcycle after ramming them with their armored vehicles.

Media sources said that soldiers abducted two young men identified as Jamil Al-Nabhan and Mahmoud Khalouf Al-Saudi.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that its ambulance crews transported two young men to hospital after soldiers assaulted them.

At midnight Sunday, Israeli forces invaded many towns and villages in the Jenin governorate, in the northern West Bank, roamed the streets, and fired flares in the sky.

The soldiers also abducted Ali Sa’adi, from the Jenin refugee camp, and Assem Arqawi from Jenin City, in the northern West Bank, while crossing the Awarta military roadblock, near

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers invaded Al-Jalama, Arbouna, Deir Ghazala, and Arrana, northeast of Jenin, and fired many flares and concussion grenades, before withdrawing.


Before dawn on Sunday, occupation forces invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus and broke into many citizens’ homes, mainly in the eastern region of the city.

Media sources added that the army detained, interrogated, and assaulted many residents during their operation.

Later it was reported that soldiers abducted four Palestinians, including a journalist from the Nablus governorate.

After storming and searching their homes, soldiers abducted As’ad Darwish from the popular housing neighborhood in the eastern part of the city, in addition to the journalist, Sami Al-Shami and Fares Yassin, from the village of Asira Al-Qibliya, south of the city.

Meanwhile, in the village of Beit Wazan, west of the city, occupation forces broke into and searched the home of Jihad Al-Hadidi, before abducting him.

On Sunday evening, the army stormed the town of Sebastia, northwest of Nablus, and positioned sharpshooters in the rooftops of buildings.

Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded the archeological area in the town, before forcing the shops to close, in addition to invading buildings and occupied rooftops to use as monitoring towers and firing posts during ensuing protests in which the army fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The soldiers also abducted Mohammad Maher Aqel, and destroyed two Palestinian-owned vehicles and a motorcycle.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers frequently invade Sebastia to accompany groups of colonialist settlers into the archaeological area, which the military wants to impose its full control on to prevent the Palestinians from entering it.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, frequently storm homes, abduct Palestinians, attack protesters, and remove the Palestinian flag from the archeological area.


At dawn on Sunday, Israeli forces invaded the town of Al ‘Auja, north of Jericho in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, and abducted three Palestinians.

The army broke into and searched the homes of Aqab Yasser Atiyyat, Omar Saud Abu Sitta, and Osaid Jom’a Atiyyat, before abducting them.

Earlier Sunday, illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers invaded the Arab Al-Mleihat Bedouin community, northwest of Jericho, and stole 30 shells from a barn owned by Suleiman Al-Mleihat.


In the central West Bank, Israeli troops abducted Ahmed Nidal Qa’ed, at dawn on Sunday, after storming and searching his home in the village of Abu Qash, north of Ramallah.

On Sunday afternoon, Israeli forces invaded many towns and villages in the Ramallah governorate, and closed the main entrance to Sinjil town, north of the city, obstructing traffic.

On Sunday night, the army invaded the villages of Shuqba, northwest of the city, and Burqa to the east.

Occupied Jerusalem

Northeast of occupied Jerusalem, Israeli troops invaded Anata town and abducted the young man, Hamza Al-Ratrout, from the Shu’fat refugee camp, north of the city.


In the southern part of the West Bank, Israeli forces stormed the village of Al-Shawawra, east of the city, and abducted Ahmed Issa Hamdan, 35, in addition to invading the town of Al-Obeydiyya, east of Bethlehem, and abducted Muhammad Ibrahim Abu Sarhan, 24.


On Sunday morning, the occupation army abducted four Palestinians and confiscated a vehicle in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron.

North of the city, soldiers invaded the Al-Arroub refugee camp and abducted Ahmed Imad Al-Titi, Maan Nayef Al-Badawi, and Mahmoud Madi, after breaking into and searching their homes.

East of the city, Israeli soldiers searched the home of Talal Obeido, before abducting him from his home in the town of Bani Na’im.

The army stormed many citizens’ homes in Beit Awa town, west of Hebron, and confiscated a vehicle belonging to Thabet Yassin Al-Shalalda in the town of Sa’ir, northeast of the city.

According to the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), the occupation army has abducted 7,225 Palestinians sine the beginning of Israel’s military onslaught against the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023.

Most of the abducted Palestinians, including children, women, and elders, were taken from their homes, while some were taken at military roadblocks, in addition to some who had to surrender to the army after the soldiers took members of their families hostages to pressure them into turning themselves to the army.

Hamza Monther Omran detained 2/25/2024
Jamil Al-Nabhan & Mahmoud Khalouf Al-Saudi detained 2/25/2024
Ali Sa’adi and Assem Arqawi detained 2/25/2024
As’ad Darwish, Sami Al-Shami and Fares Yassin detained 2/25/2024
Jihad Al-Hadidi detained 2/25/2024
Mohammad Maher Aqel detained 2/25/2024
Aqab Yasser Atiyyat, Omar Saud Abu Sitta, and Osaid Jom’a Atiyyat detained 2/25/2024
Ahmed Nidal Qa’ed detained 2/25/2024
Hamza Al-Ratrout detained 2/25/2024
Ahmed Issa Hamdan detained 2/25/2024
Muhammad Ibrahim Abu Sarhan detained 2/25/2024
Ahmed Imad Al-Titi, Maan Nayef Al-Badawi, and Mahmoud Madi detained 2/25/2024
Talal Obeido detained 2/25/2024
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