Children among several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli military

A number of Palestinians, including minors, were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at daybreak Tuesday in abduction sweeps rocking the West Bank and Jerusalem.

According to local sources, 13-year-old Majdi al-Badan and 15-year-old Mahmoud al-Amour were kidnapped by the IOF from their family homes in Bethlehem’s eastern village of Tkou’a, in the southern occupied West Bank.

Palestinian ex-prisoner Mohamed Taqatqa, aged 19, was also kidnapped by the occupation forces from his family home in Beit Fajjar town, southeast of Bethlehem.

At the same time, Israeli patrols rolled into Nablus and kidnapped a Palestinian civilian from Tel village, to the west, and another from Asira al-Qibliyeh, to the south.

The campaign culminated in the abduction of two Palestinian youths from Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of occupied Jerusalem.

Clashes also burst out in Jerusalem’s eastern town of Abu Dis shortly after the occupation forces stormed the area and cracked down on Palestinian civilians.

Source: Palestine Info Center