20 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces from West Bank, Jerusalem


At least 20 Palestinians were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) from the West Bank and Jerusalem at predawn time Monday.

The Israeli occupation army claimed responsibility for the abduction of 18 Palestinians from the West Bank.

The campaign targeted nine Palestinians from Bethlehem, five from Qalqilya, and four others from al-Khalil.

Meanwhile, violent clashes flared up in the northern West Bank province of Qalqilya after the IOF rolled into the area and attacked the Palestinian protesters with heavy spates of teargas canisters.

The assault culminated in the abduction of two Palestinians—Khaled Sweilam and Essam Sweilam.

The IOF soldiers further broke into Palestinian homes and cracked down on civilian residents.

At the same time, Palestinian protesters hurled stones at settlers’ cars driving on an access road near Azzoun town, to the east of Qalqilya, shortly after the IOF stormed the area and sealed it off with military checkpoints.

Overnight, two Palestinians were kidnapped by the Israeli forces from Jerusalem’s Old City on claims that they attempted to attack Israeli cops.

The two youngsters had been subjected to aggressive beating in Al-Wad Street, in the Old City, before they were dragged to the Israeli Qishleh detention center, in western Occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli police claimed a border cop sustained injuries and was transferred to an Israeli hospital.

(Source / 13.02.2017)


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