Four, Including Two Children, Kidnapped In West Bank

06:00 Aug 31 2014 Burin, Aida, Beif Fajjar, Hebron

by IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched homes, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including two children. The two children were attacked and beaten by the soldiers.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that several Israeli military jeeps invaded Burin town, near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped a young Palestinian man identified as Bashar Qadous.

In addition, soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Bassam Abu Khdeir, 20, from ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem city.

In Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, soldiers handed two young brothers military warrants ordering them to head to the Etzion Military and Security base, south of Bethlehem, for interrogation.

The two have been identified as ‘Aws and Ahmad Majed Thawabta.

Dozens of soldiers also invaded Ya’bad town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired several flares and concussion grenades during clashes with local youths, who threw stones at the invading soldiers, and the army also fired rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Soldiers also invaded Zababda town, near Jenin, and searched several homes, causing property damage.

Also on Sunday, soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, and kidnapped two children identified as Badri Abu Zalata, 14, and Kathem Najjar, 16, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.

The soldiers took the two to the Etzion base after violently assaulting them; eyewitnesses said the two were playing near the Annexation Wall when the soldiers attacked them, striking them on the head and other parts of their bodies.

RAMALLAH, August 31, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces on Sunday arrested four Palestinians in multiple areas in the West Bank, while handed summons to others to appear for interrogation, according to local and security sources.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC) said an Israeli army unit arrested Badri Abu Zalta, 14, and Kazim an Najjar, 16, and severely beat them up while they were near the segregation wall, which separates the West Bank and Israel. PPC said soldiers beat up Zalta and Najjar on the head with the butts of their rifles, causing them injuries, before leading them to Etzion detention facilty.

Meanwhile, Israeli army stormed the village of Burin, south of Nablus, and raided several houses before arresting a local resident.

Moreover, army broke through Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and arrested a 20-year-old after raiding and searching his family home. Forces further patrolled its troops across the city in the early morning hours, yet no arrests were reported.

Israeli soldiers set up a flying checkpoint at the entrance of the village of Beit Fajjar near Bethlehem, checking the identity cards of passengers and searching vehicles driving by. The soldiers ordered two brothers to appear before Israeli intelligence for interrogation

Later on Sunday, confrontations broke out in the town of Ya’bad, to the west of Jenin, after Israeli army stormed the city. Soldiers fired stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets but no injuries were reported.

In the meantime, army stormed Jenin City in the morning hours, provoking confrontations with local residents, according to local and security sources. No injuries or arrests were reported.


Bashar Qadous detained August 31, 2014
Mohammad Bassam Abu Khdeir detained Aug 31, 2014
‘Aws and Ahmad Majed Thawabta detained Aug 31, 2014
Badri Abu Zalata, 14, and Kathem Najjar, 16, detained Aug 31, 2014
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