70 Palestinians kidnapped in predawn abduction sweep by IOF
At least 70 Palestinian citizens were rounded up in a mass-abduction sweep launched by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) across the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem at predawn time Thursday.
A PIC news correspondent said the IOF troops kidnapped the anti-occupation activist and Hamas leader Abdul Jabar Jarrar, 52, after they rolled into Jenin city, in over 40 army jeeps and a chopper, and ravaged his family home.
Another ex-prisoner was kidnapped by the IOF from Jenin city.
The IOF further abducted the ex-prisoner Anas Qa’qour from his family home and dragged him to an unknown destination. Mohamed Saba’na and Mousa al-Badaoui were also apprehended in the assault.
The IOF kidnapped more than 18 Palestinians from al-Khalil city.
Scores of Palestinians, including 16-year-old Mohamed Alyan and 17-year-old Mustafa Sharaka, were also arrested in Ramallah’s al-Jalazoun refugee camp.
Three more Palestinians were nabbed in Silwad and nine others in Nablus, mostly ex-prisoners and Hamas supporters.
A number of Palestinian youngsters were arrested in Bethlehem province.
The IOF kidnapped ex-prisoner Mohamed Baslat from his family home in Qalqilya and transferred him to an unknown location.
Three arrests were documented in Salfit. Bahaa Saleh and Diaa Saleh were among the arrestees.
The campaign culminated in the abduction of 20 youngsters from Occupied Jerusalem, the Ahrar Center for Prisoner Studies and Human Rights reported.