Army detains six children, ages 13 and 15 years old, near Bethlehem

06:00 Oct 2 2015 Tequoa

by IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday at dawn, the town of Teqoua', east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and searched several homes, before kidnapping six Palestinian children between the ages of 13 and 15.

The soldiers violently invaded and searched homes in the town, before cuffing and blindfolding the six children, and took them to the Etzion military base, south of Bethlehem.

The children have been identified as Omar Issa Sabah, 15, Moayyad Sami Hamida, 15, Mahmoud Ali Sabah, 15, Ahmad Ibrahim Sabah, 13, Ahmad Ismael Sabah, 13, and Mohammad Mahmoud al-'Amour, 13.

On Friday at dawn, several Palestinians, including a mother and her child, were injured in a number of attacks carried out by Israeli extremists targeting homes.

Several Palestinians, including many children, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after the soldiers invaded Sinjel town, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, medical sources said.

On Thursday at night, a number of Israeli extremists smashed the windshield and side windows of a Palestinian taxi in the al-Fandaqumiya village, south of Jenin, and hurled stones at several other cars.

In addition, soldiers held a Palestinian bus, carrying fifty residents from Jenin, heading to a park in Huwwara, south of Nablus, and interrogated them before allowing them to drive back home.

On Friday at dawn, dozens of residents, including a mother and her child, were injured in a number of attacks carried out by Israeli extremists targeting homes, while several trees were burnt.

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained six Palestinian teens early Friday following clashes between Israeli settlers and local Palestinians near the town of Tuqu east of Bethlehem a day earlier.
Locals said that Israeli forces raided the town at dawn and searched several homes before detaining the six teenagers.

The detainees were identified as Muayyad Sami Hmeideh, 15, Ahmad Ibrahim Sabah, 13, Omar Issa Sabah, 15, Mahmoud Ali Sabah, 15, Muhammad Mahmoud al-Omour, 13, and Ahmad Ismail Sabah, 13.

On Thursday, clashes began after local Palestinians claimed that an Israeli settler opened fire at a school in Tuqu.

When the alleged shooter attempted to leave the scene, Palestinians reportedly threw rocks at the settler's vehicle, smashing a window of the car and lightly injuring the suspected perpetrator.

Following the incident, Palestinian locals said settlers from Teqoa settlement blocked the main road in the area, which connects the districts of Bethlehem and Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.

Palestinian Samih Ali Abed Sabah, 28, was shot by Israeli forces in the thigh with a .22 caliber bullet after Palestinians "refused to comply" with "riot dispersal means," according to the Israeli army.
An Israeli army spokesperson did not have any immediate information on the arrests.
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