Sun 19-May-2024

IOF kidnaps several Palestinians during W. Bank raids

Sunday 25-February-2024


The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnaped last night and at dawn Sunday a number of Palestinian citizens during raids in different West Bank areas.

According to local sources, the IOF stormed Nablus City, ransacked many homes, and assaulted and interrogated some of the residents.

The IOF also kidnaped journalist Sami ash-Shami and another young citizen during raids on their homes in Asira al-Qibliya town, south of Nablus.

Two other citizens were taken prisoners during IOF raids on homes in Beit Wazan village, west of Nablus, and al-Masaken ash-Shabiyah neighborhood in Nablus City.

In Jenin, the IOF stormed Sir village and kidnaped a young man identified as Hamza Amran to pressure his brother to turn himself in.

The IOF stormed other villages in Jenin, while resistance fighters opened fire at Israeli army vehicles upon their withdrawal from Sir village to az-Zababida village.

In Bethlehem, Israeli forces kidnaped two women identified as the sisters of the three young men who recently carried out a shooting operation near east Jerusalem.

In al-Khalil, an unidentified number of young men were kidnaped by Israeli forces from their homes in al-Arroub refugee camp.

Meanwhile, the IOF reportedly detained eight citizens in al-Khalil City and assaulted and interrogated them before releasing them.

The IOF also carried out violent raids on houses and property in Bani Na’im town in eastern al-Khalil and kidnaped one young man from his home.

In Qalqilya, a large number of Israeli troops raided several homes in the city and cordoned off the southern neighborhood of Dawoud.

Local sources in Qalqilya City said that resistance fighters opened fire at Israeli forces and their vehicles during the raid and detonated some pipe bombs at them.

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