Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Soldiers kidnap 11 Palestinians in the West Bank

Wednesday May 27, 2009 15:58 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News

The Israeli military announced Wednesday that it kidnapped 11 Palestinians during night and dawn invasions in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli troops kidnapping a Palestinian civilian in Hebron � Photo by IMEMC's Ghassan Bannoura -File 2008
Israeli troops kidnapping a Palestinian civilian in Hebron � Photo by IMEMC's Ghassan Bannoura -File 2008

During the invasions, troops searched and ransacked residents' homes, witnesses told local media.

Local sources reported that the detained Palestinians are from Nablus Jenin, Ramallah, Hebron and Bethlehem.

The military claims the men are on its "wanted list".

Israeli troops arrest 11 Palestinians in the West Bank

Ramallah, May 27, 2009, (Ramattan)- Israeli occupation forces on Thursday arrested eleven Palestinian citizens in different cities in the West Bank, Palestinian security sources said.

The sources said that the Israeli troops thrust into Jenin town, north of Gaza, and arrested four citizens.

Witnesses said that the Israeli troops stormed tens of houses and launched a search campaign in Jenin.

Seven other citizens were detained by the Israeli troops in separate incidents in Nablus and Qalandia town, north of Jerusalem, according to Palestinian official sources.

Israeli forces seize 11 Palestinians overnight
Date: 27 / 05 / 2009 Time: 13:21

Hebron – Ma’an – The Israeli military said it detained 11 Palestinians during overnight raids in the West Bank, bringing the total to 22 in the last three days.

Among those detained on Wednesday morning were two Palestinians from the southern West Bank towns of Tarqumiya and Ash-Shyoukh. Israeli forces ransacked several homes in both towns.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society in Hebron, Firas Abu Haltam from Tarqumiya, and Muhammad Ababda from Ash-Shuyukh were seized from their homes.

Separately, Israeli forces raided several houses in the southern West Bank town of Sa’ir east of Hebron. No detentions were reported there.

Israeli forces also seized four Palestinian fighters affiliated with the Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, while they were driving a car in the city of Nablus.