The International Middle East Media Centre reported on Wednesday, June 19 that Palestinian sources have reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped a total of 18 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
The army invaded the West Bank districts of Jenin, Nablus, Hebron, and occupied East Jerusalem, broke into and searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped 18 Palestinians.
Three Palestinians were kidnapped from Qabalan village, near the northern West bank city of Nablus, three more were kidnapped in Jenin, six in the Al-Arroub refugee camp north of Hebron, Ath-Thaheriyya and Doura, south of Hebron, and five in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers invaded on Wednesday at dawn [June 19 2013] the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and two nearby villages, broke into and searched several homes and kidnapped four Palestinians. One resident was kidnapped in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, in Hebron.
Local sources in Jenin have reported that the army kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Mo’taz Awni Abu Alia, 20, and Mohammad Akram As-Sabe’, 21, after breaking into their homes and violently searching them.
Soldiers also invaded the home of resident Fawzi Ahmad As-Sa’dy, and searched it.
A number of soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at local protesters leading to several injuries.
The sources added that the soldiers destroyed doors of 10 stores at the Industrial Zone in Jenin, and violently searched them.
The army also invaded ‘Aneen village, west of Jenin, and kidnapped one resident, identified as Ali Yassin, 20, after breaking into his home.
Furthermore, several armored military jeeps invaded the nearby town of Arraba town, and kidnapped one resident identified as Kamal Mazin Ezzeddeen, 33, after violently breaking into and searching his home.
The soldiers also broke into the homes of two residents identified as Kamal Mazin Ezeddeen and Baker Mohammad Abu Obeid, and searched them.
Also on Wednesday at dawn, dozens of soldiers invaded the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped one resident identified as Adam Abu Ghazi before taking him to an unknown destination.
The soldiers also invaded the nearby towns of Sa’ir and Halhoul, stopped and searched several vehicles, and inspected the ID cards of dozens of residents.
On Tuesday at night, soldiers invaded Teqoua’ village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and clashed with local youths who hurled stones at them.
The army also installed a roadblock close to the Al-Khader town, near Bethlehem, and searched dozens of vehicles while interrogating the residents.
Also on Tuesday at night, a number of military vehicles invaded Qabalan town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and kidnapped three Palestinians.