AT LEAST 14 KIDNAPPED IN WEST BANK AND EAST AL QUDS

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West Bank, 9 Rabi’ul Awwal 1436/31 December 2014 (MINA) – Several Palestinians suffered from excessive teargas inhalation, Tuesday (30/12), as Israeli forces stormed the village of Housan, to the west of Bethlehem. At least 14 Palestinians were abducted by Israeli forces between late Monday and early Tuesday, in various areas of the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces abducted at least 14 Palestinians in different cities and towns of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, between late Monday and early Tuesday, according to security and local sources reports. International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

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In the town of Sinjil, north of Ramallah, 10 Palestinians were taken after forces invaded the town in a massive predawn arrest raid, according to Mayor Ayoub Swaid.

Swaid said that Israeli forces knocked the door of a wedding hall down and locked a dozen Palestinians in the hall for interrogation.

A few of those arrested were identified by local sources as: Mohammad Ghafari, Azzam Shabana, Ziad Khalil, Ahmed and Islam Toafsheh, Shadi Masalmeh and journalist Mohammad Ghafari.

Soldiers assaulted the mother of Islam Toafsheh and hit her in the face when they tried to arrest her son. They also attacked an ambulance driver upon refusal to allow a canine unit from entering the vehicle for inspection.

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Meanwhile, two Palestinians were taken Tuesday morning, in the town of Housan, to the west of Bethlehem.

According to village council member Mohammed Shusha, Israeli soldiers arrested 18 year old Mohammed Hamamrah, and 25 year old Moataz Hamamrah, after raiding and searching their houses.

Local sources from Housan told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that an Israeli army force broke into the area and began firing teargas canisters towards the school complex, causing multiple cases of suffocation.

The soldiers also deployed heavily across the village, breaking into several homes and spreading panic among residents. (T/P006/R03)

 

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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