Ongoing arrest raids target 12 Palestinians in al-Khalil including 2 PLC members

Occupation forces in Khalil area have once again seized 12 Palestinians, including 2 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

IMEMC reports that the Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights has reported that the soldiers invaded Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, and kidnapped ten Palestinians.

It said the ten kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as;

1. Qosai Ahmad Manasra, 17.
2. Issa Shihda Suleiman at-Tarayra, 24.
3. Suleiman Shihda at-Tarayra.
4. Ma’moun Diab al-Hjouj, 28.
5. Mohammad Raed al-Manasra, 17.
6. Mohammad Samir Manasra, 21.
7. Othman Atiyya Ballout, 24.
8. Mujahid Ali Ballout, 22.
9. Ibrahim Manasra, 17.
10. Jad Hmeidat, 16.

Soldiers also invaded Yatta town, near Hebron, and kidnapped a Palestinian legislator identified as

11. Khalil Reb’ey.

In addition, soldiers invaded Surif town, near Hebron, and kidnapped a Palestinian legislator identified as

12. Samir Al-Qadi.

Head of the Ahrar Center Fuad al-Khuffash stated that Israel recently kidnapped eleven Palestinian legislators in the West Bank, since June 16 until the morning of July 16, 27 Palestinian legislators in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

Eleven more legislators, and three government ministers, have already been kidnapped before the abovementioned period, and are all currently imprisoned by Israel.

On Tuesday at dawn, soldiers legislator Mahmoud al-Khatib, 42, in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, and three Palestinians in the nearby town of al-Khader.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have been rounded up in mass raids since June 12 in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Occupied Palestine ’48. These arrests continue today amid the occupation forces’ ongoing assault on Gaza, which has killed 208 Palestinians and injured well over 1400.