Nablus, 28 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/18 February 2015 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) afternoon Tuesday (17/2) and at dawn Wednesday rounded up two Palestinian civilians following raids in the West Bank cities of Nablus and al-Khalil.
A PIC journalist quoted sources based in Nablus as reporting that the IOF troops stormed Ourata town, to the southeast of the city, at 1 a.m. and scoured a number of Palestinian family homes in the area, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The IOF soldiers reportedly broke into the family home of the Palestinian civilian Khaled al-Qadhi and ransacked it, moments before they locked up the native inhabitants, handcuffed and blindfolded, in a single room.
The attack culminated in the abduction of Khaled’s son, 35-year-old ex-prisoner Moslem al-Qadhi, working as an educational consultant.
Earlier, afternoon Tuesday, the IOF patrols nabbed the Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Abu Hashem (48), from al-Khalil’s northern town of Beit Ummar.
Locals said a group of IOF soldiers raided Beit Ummar and searched a vehicle carrying Abu Hashem, shortly before they abducted the man and transferred him to an unknown location.
Both Abu Hashem, an active anti-settlement campaigner, and his son have reportedly been arrested for several times before by the IOF.
Meanwhile, the IOF troops Tuesday stormed Ein Shebleh town, located in the Central Jordan Valley, near Nablus city.
A round of combing operations and abrupt home break-ins had randomly been carried out by the invading IOF soldiers, stirring up a round of altercations and clashes with the Palestinian natives.
In a related development a horde of Israeli fanatic settlers heavily beat a Palestinian civilian youth near Jaloud village, in Nablus.
Eye-witnesses said the settlers dealt heavy head blows to the casualty, identified as Dhafer Is, using an iron bar.
The casualty was transferred to the Rafidia public hospital in Nablus to receive urgent treatment for the wounds sustained in the assault. (T/P006/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)