IOF kidnaps citizens in dawn raids on W. Bank homes

Raids homes WB

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Thursday kidnapped several Palestinian citizens from their homes in different West Bank areas.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that a large number of Israeli soldiers stormed Rafidia neighborhood and Zawata town, west of Nablus city, and attacked local young men with tear gas.

They added that Israeli soldiers stormed an apartment building in Rafidia and kidnapped 48-year-old Nabil al-Bishtawi.

Another military force also raided and ransacked apartment buildings and industrial structures in Zawata town, with no reported arrests.

In al-Khalil, Israeli troops kidnapped Palestinians in dawn raids on homes.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC that soldiers stormed the house of martyr Marwan al-Qawasmi in Dayrat Assair neighborhood and rounded up his brother.

Meanwhile, violent clashes broke out with the soldiers during their campaign in the neighborhood.

Another two citizens called Safwat al-Ja’bari and Mahmoud al-Awiwi were also taken prisoner from their homes in al-Khalil.

The IOF also entered Zaif neighborhood in Yatta city, south of al-Khalil, and raided some homes there without making arrests.

In Bethlehem, the IOF kidnapped two Palestinians from their homes in al-Abiyat neighborhood and Aida refugee camp.

In Qalqilya, the IOF also raided homes and kidnapped two young men in the city and Azzun town.

(Source / 15.06.2017)

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