10 PALESTINIANS KIDNAPPED, OTHERS INJURED BY IOF IN PREDAWN SWEEPS
At least 10 Palestinians were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and others were left injured at daybreak Sunday in assaults on the West Bank and Jerusalem.
The Israeli army claimed responsibility for the abduction of 10 Palestinians on allegations of involvement in anti-occupation activities.
The campaign targeted seven Palestinians from Bethlehem province, two from al-Khalil, including a Hamas affiliate, and another Palestinian from Jerusalem’s eastern town of al-Izriya.
Reporting from Marah Rabah, south of Bethlehem, a PIC reporter said 10 Israeli patrols stormed the town and kidnapped Hussam al-Sheikh, 26, Murad al-Sheikh, 19, Hamza al-Sheikh, 21, and Hussein al-Sheikh, 20.
The IOF further stormed Tekou’ town and carried out an arbitrary abduction sweep.
28-year-old Palestinian poet Mahmoud Ayad, nicknamed al-Mourabit, was kidnapped by the Israeli forces from his home in al-Duheisha camp, south of Bethlehem.
At the same time, injuries were reported among the Palestinian protesters following the IOF assaults.
(Source / 05.03.2017)