13 kidnapped, 7 injured in IOF assaults on West Bank
RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Seven Palestinians were injured and 13 others were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Tuesday following abrupt assaults on West Bank provinces. The Israeli occupation army claimed responsibility for the abduction of 13 Palestinians, including a Hamas activist, on allegations of involvement in anti-occupation activities. Several Palestinians were also subjected to heavy beating in the presence of their families and children. 24-year-old Sameh al-Na’ji was kidnapped by the occupation troops from Nablus after they rolled into the city and wreaked havoc on his family home. Earlier, at predawn time, the IOF kidnapped the Palestinian worker Zakaria al-Ghoul, 27, from the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin and aggressively beat three other workers at the Shafi Shamron military checkpoint. The IOF also re-arrested the leader at the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Nidhal Abu Akr in the Duheisheh refugee camp, in Bethlehem. Activist Abu Akr had spent 16 years in Israeli prisons. His jailed son, Muhammad, has been on open-ended hunger strike in solidarity with hunger-striker Bilal Kayed, starving for nearly two months in protest at his administrative detention. Meanwhile, seven Palestinian youngsters were hit and injured with Israeli bullet fire shortly after the occupation troops rolled into the Duheisheh refugee camp. Violent clashes flared up at the camp, where the IOF attacked the Palestinian protesters with randomly-shot spates of live bullets. Seven protesters were rushed to the Arab Society Hospital for urgent treatment. The IOF soldiers further stormed the nearby Doha town and ravaged the home of prisoner Raed Ayesh, before they violently attacked his brother and seized laptops. Earlier, on Monday evening, the IOF kidnapped 50-year-old Khaled al-Fekih, the husband of prisoner Taghreed al-Fekih and the father of prisoner Muadh al-Fekih, at a military checkpoint in Bethlehem. The Israeli army patrols also stormed the Aida refugee camp and Jabal al-Malih area and summoned a number of civilians to questioning. The assault culminated in the abduction of the Palestinian youths Udai Khaled Taqatqa and Amjad Abu Rasheed from Beit Fajjar town, to the south. At the same time, the IOF rummaged into the family home of the slain Palestinian youth Abdul Hameed Abu Surur in Beit Jala, to the west, and subjected native residents to exhaustive questioning.
(Source / 09.08.2016)