Soldiers detain seven Palestinians in West Bank

06:00 Sep 2 2015 Kafr Dan, Silat (Sielet) Al-Harithiyya, Beit Ummar, al-'Arroub, SIlwad

by IMEMC & Agencies

On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped at least seven Palestinians. Israeli fanatics destroy the main power transformer near Qalqilia.

Media sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank have reported that several military vehicles invaded Kafr Dan village, west of Jenin, and kidnapped Ezzeddin Hafeth Zayyoud, 20 years of age, after storming and searching his home.

Soldiers also kidnapped Mohammad Farouq ‘Aabed, 21, from his home in Sielet al-Harethiyya town, west of Jenin.

In addition, soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped two teenagers, identified as Bashir Azraq Abu Abbash, 18, and Mahmoud Mohammad al-‘Adarba, 17 years of age.

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers assaulted Ahmad and his sister Dua’ al-‘Adarba, before kidnapping their brother, Mahmoud.

Dozens of soldiers also invaded the students’ housing in the Polytechnic University, in Hebron, and searched it causing property damage.

The PPS Ramallah office said the soldiers also invaded Silwad town, east of the city, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped three Palestinians identified as Kayed Qaddoura Hammad, Ziad Abdul-Jalil and Mousa Najjar.

It said Hammad is the father of detainee Tha’er, who is held by Israel after being sentenced to eleven life terms, and Abdul-Qader who is serving an eleven-year term.

In related news, soldiers closed the southern entrance of the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, allegedly after locating an “unidentified object.”

The army closed the Iron Gate of the roadblock, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing, causing a huge traffic jam.

Furthermore, a number of Israeli fanatics sabotaged the main power transformer, providing Kufur Qaddoum village east of Qalqilia with electricity, causing a power blackout for several hours.

Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Kufur Qaddoum, Morad Eshteiwy, said this is the second attack of its kind, adding that the Israeli fanatics repeatedly attack the town and its lands in retaliation to its ongoing nonviolent protests against the Wall and settlements, and the closure of its main road for the thirteenth consecutive year.

Hamza Jom’a, the head of the Kufur Qaddoum Local Council, said the soldiers and security guards of Kedumim illegal colony obstructed the work of local technicians trying to repair the damage.

Ezzeddin Hafeth Zayyoud, 20, detained 9/2/2015
Mohammad Farouq ‘Aabed, 21, detained 9/2/2015
Kayed Qaddoura Hammad, Ziad Abdul-Jalil and Mousa Najjar detained 9/2/2015
Bashir Azraq Abu Abbash, 18, and Mahmoud Mohammad al-‘Adarba, 17, detained here and in al-Arroub Sept 2, 2015
Bashir Azraq Abu Abbash, 18, and Mahmoud Mohammad al-‘Adarba, 17, detained 9/2/2015
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