IMEMC: Israeli forces kidnap 4 – including 2 children – from Qalqilya

 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Kufr Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, broke into several homes and kidnapped four residents, including two children.

Local sources reported that at least fifty Israeli soldiers, supported by armored vehicles, invaded the village approximately at 2 A.M., and surrounded several homes before breaking into and searching them, and kidnapped the four residents.

The kidnapped residents were identified as Taha Mohammad Amer, 17, Mohammad Abdul-Fattah Amer, 16, Tha’er Nader Abdul-Rahim, 23, and Yousef Mustafa Shtewy, 20. They were all cuffed, blindfolded and were taken to an unknown destination.

The Popular Resistance Committee in Kufr Qaddoum reported on its Facebook page that dozens of residents clashed with the invading army, and managed to uncover a hideout location used by the undercover forces who were trying to ambush the residents.

The Committee added that the Israeli army deliberately targets school and university students in the village in order to prevent them from obtaining the needed education, and added that the residents believe in the power of knowledge and education.

Kufr Qaddoum is one of many West Bank villages that are active in nonviolent resistance, including weekly peaceful protests, against the illegal Israeli settlements and Israel’s illegal Annexation Wall, built on privately-owned Palestinian lands, and preventing the residents from reaching their own lands and orchards.