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Israeli army kidnaps 13 Palestinians this morning

13 February 2013

Israeli soldiers invaded several areas in the occupied West Bank, mainly in occupied East Jerusalem, broke into and searched several homes and kidnapped at least fourteen Palestinians. Army also detained five children for several hours.

Local sources in Beit Doqqo, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, reported that the soldiers kidnapped ten Palestinians after detonating the main doors of their homes, causing excessive damage and terrifying the residents.

The invasion was carried out by more than 100 soldiers.

The kidnapped residents have been identified as; Shadi Suleiman Abul-Mon’em, 28, Hisham Khalil Hussein, 25, Jalal Khalil Hussein, 19, Ahmad Issa Hussein, 22, Nadim Ahmad Ali Hussein, 19, Ali Issa Ali Hussein, 20, Mohammad Andul-Nasser Ali Hussein, 19, Mousa Mohammad Hasan, 20, Basheer Marar, 22, Abdul-Fattah Darweesh, 25.

Furthermore, army invaded Borqa village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, kidnapped one youth identified as Mohammad Fuad Hijja, and took him to an unknown destination.

The soldiers also invaded Rommana nearby village, and kidnapped a resident identified as Farid Waleed Mahajna, 22. He was kidnapped after the army surrounded his home and broke into it.

Also on Wednesday at dawn, the army kidnapped one resident identified as Adham Abu Hadeed, 24, after breaking into his home in Abu Sneina neighborhood in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.

Also in Hebron, soldiers invaded several areas, including the Old City, and detained five children for several hours.

They also installed a number of roadblocks at main junctions in the city and on junctions leading to the nearby towns of Ath-Thaheriyya and Halhoul, and Al-Fawwar refugee camp.

On Tuesday at night, soldiers kidnapped Rafat Naseef, 46, a senior political leader of the Hamas movement in Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank.

His arrest comes on three months after he was released from prison.

Naseef previously spent 44 months imprisoned by Israel under Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.

He was repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by Israel spending a total of eleven years in Israeli prisons.

Also On Tuesday, army broke into a vegetables store in Al-Ramadeen area in Hebron, kidnapped one youth and injured another.

Local sources reported that the army invaded the store of Nawwaf Daraghma and searched it an issue that led to clashes with local youths.

Soldiers fired at the resident wounding one identified as Majdi Daraghma, and kidnapped another youth identified as Mohammad Zagharna.

In related news, the army surrounded Azzoun village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and prevented the residents from entering or leaving it.

Late on Tuesday evening, the army installed a number of roadblocks, mainly at the eastern entrance of the village, and searched dozens of vehicles while interrogating the residents and inspecting their ID cards.

Soldiers claim that some youths hurled stones at a settler’s vehicle driving near the village, and that the driver was mildly injured.

Israel conducts daily invasions and arrests in different parts of the occupied East Bank, in direct violations of International Law.

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