Palestinian media sources, including IMEMC and Ma’an, reported widespread arrest raids across the West Bank of occupied Palestine on July 2, 2013, with 13 Palestinians seized by Israeli occupation forces and numerous homes raided. Among the arrestees are Palestinian Legislative Council member Muhammad Abu Teir and Fawzi Abu Salah, the nephew of former prisoner Jaafar Abu Salah, released from occupation prisons on June 17.
Abu Salah, 23, was seized in the town of Arraba, near Jenin, by what Israeli army described as a “special force.” Three computers were taken from his home in the violent raid. Ma’an reported that Israeli troops also stormed home of Fawzi’s uncle, Jaafar Abu Salah, who was released from Israeli prisons on June 17. He is also a senior leader within the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He was interrogated in his own home for an hour.
Local sources in Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, have reported that the army kidnapped at least two Palestinians after breaking into their homes, and that one of them has been identified as Mousa Daraweesh.
Dozens of soldiers also invaded the Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped four Palestinians identified as Talha Mustafa, 26, Abdul-Rahim Ghanem, 26, Shihada Dar Khalil, 23, and Ziad Al-Jamzawy, 26.
Army also invaded Al-Janiya village, west of Ramallah, and kidnapped Omran Mathloum, former leader of the Islamic Bloc at the Birzeit University.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded Awarta village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped four Palestinians; three of them have been identified as Sami Rafat, Monadel Awwad and Morad Al-Qady. They also raided the homes of Falah Qawariq, Khalid al-Qadi, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, Ahmad Sharab, Rifaat Abdat, and Talal Awwad, and launched a series of raids in Beit Furik, near Nablus. Dozens of Israeli military jeeps also invaded Nablus, especially areas east of the city, fired concussion grenades, and gas bombs, and violently broke into homes causing damage.
Dozens of Israeli military jeeps also invaded Nablus, especially areas east of the city, fired concussion grenades, and gas bombs, and violently broke into homes causing damage.
In the Bethlehem district, soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar and the al-Khader towns, and handed two residents military warrants ordering them to head to the Etzion military and security base for interrogation.
Local sources have reported that the dozens of soldiers broke into the home of Sobhi Thawabta, and handed his son, Fadi, 21, an order to head to the Etzion base for interrogation. They also handed a similar order to Aws Majed Thawabta, 24, after breaking into his home.
Furthermore, resident Bilal Mahmoud Al-Wahsh, 19, from Al-Kader town, near Bethlehem, was stopped at roadblock #300, and was handed an order to head to Etzion base for interrogation. It is worth mentioning that three of his brothers are currently imprisoned by Israel.
Earlier on Tuesday, the army invaded the home of legislator Mohammad Abu Teir, in Kufur Aqeb village, near Jerusalem, and kidnapped him. Abu Teir was repeatedly kidnapped by Israel, and spent decades.