March 6, 2012
The Israeli occupation forces
are illegally occypying the Palestinian territory of the West Bank,
attacking Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza on daily basis, and
kidnapping them illegally, as the Israeli government has no legal
jurisdiction on these territories. Therefore, Palestinians are not
arrested but kidnapped by these illegally present Israeli occupation
The illegal Israeli occupation forces have escalated
kidnapping Palestinians in the West Bank for no apparent reasons related
to Palestinians, which points that the kidnapping of Palestinians
happens for purposes related to the Israeli occupation forces and their
occupation government of illegal settlers. They want to keep
Palestinians in a continuous state of fear and anxiety. These illegal
kidnappings of Palestinians also function to keeping the the illegal
Israeli soldiers in a state of alertness and aggression against their
victims, the Palestinian people.
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Kidnap 16 Palestinians In the
Tuesday March 06, 2012 13:09 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli occupation soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, sixteen
Palestinians, including four teenagers, in several districts in the
occupied West Bank, installed roadblocks, searched dozens of vehicles,
and took over a vehicle that belongs to a resident of Jerusalem.
The Palestinian News & Info Agency, WAFA, reported that the army invaded
the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped six residents
in the nearby Beit Ummar town, after breaking into and searching their
homes; the kidnapped residents were moved to an Israeli interrogation
The six kidnapped residents were identified as Monjid
Fawwaz Borqan, Mohammad Hammad Ar-Rajabi, Rafiq Suleiman Az-Zaro, Waheed
Abu Qweidir, his brother Farid, and Monjid Jihad Ar-Rajabi.
Soldiers also invaded the nearby town of Beit Ummar, and kidnapped three
residents identified as Mo’taz Khaled Awad, 19, his brother Aayish, 17,
and Bassam Abu Maria, 16, and took them to an unknown destination.
Mohammad Abu Awad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee Against
Settlements in Beit Ummar, stated that soldiers, based
at the entrance of Beit Ummar, stopped and searched dozens of vehicles,
causing a traffic jam, and caused deliberate damage to a number of
vehicles before kidnapping a resident of Jerusalem and taking over his
The army also kidnapped a child, identified as Basel
Khaled Abu Hashem, 15, and took him to an unknown destination.
Soldiers also installed roadblocks in Joret Bahlas area, at the northern
entrance of Hebron, and at the Nabi Younis entrance in Halhoul nearby
town, in addition to a roadblock at the entrance of Al-Fawwar refugee
camp, south of Hebron.
The army then went on to stop dozens of
vehicles, and checked the ID cards of the residents
while searching the vehicles.
The army also invaded Yitma
village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped
four residents identified as Mohammad Aref Snober, 18, Ahmad Mohammad
Snober, 21, Mohammad Taleb Snober, and Khaled Saqer An-Najjar.
Bethlehem district, soldiers invaded Al-Obeidiyya town, and handed a
resident a military order instructing him to head to the Etzion military
base for interrogation.
Local sources reported that soldiers
broke the house of Jamal Shanaita, 55, and handed the
military order to his son, Mahmoud, 25.
The latest arrests raise
the number of Palestinians kidnapped by the Israeli military in the West
Bank in less than 48 hours to 29.
On Monday, Amjad An-Najjar,
head of the Hebron branch of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS),
reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped more than 200 residents in the
Hebron district, in the southern part of the West Bank, in January and
February of this year.
Soldiers Kidnap 9
Palestinians In Hebron
Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - Tue, 06 Mar 2012
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at night, 6
Palestinians from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and three from
the nearby town of Beit Ummar, local sources reported.
invaded Hebron, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped six
residents identified as Monjid Fawwaz Borqan, Mohammad Hammad Ar-Rajabi,
Rafiq Suleiman Az-Zaro, Waheed Abu Qweidir, his brother Farid, and
Monjid Jihad Ar-Rajabi.
Soldiers also invaded Beit Ummar town,
and kidnapped three residents identified as Mo’taz Khaled Awad, 18, his
brother Ayyash, 17, and Basel Khaled Abu Salem, 16.
also fired gas bombs, rounds of live ammunition, and rubber-coated metal
bullets at local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at them; no
injuries were reported.
Furthermore, the army closed the northern
entrance of the town and prevented the residents from entering or
Army Kidnapped 200 Residents In Hebron Since The Beginning Of
Tuesday March 06, 2012 11:18 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Amjad An-Najjar, head of the Hebron branch of the Palestinian
Prisoner Society (PPS), reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped more
than 200 residents in the Hebron district, in the southern part of the
West Bank, in January and February of this year.
that, in February, soldiers kidnapped, more than a hundred Palestinians,
including three men, while 98 Palestinians were kidnapped in January.
He further stated that the army carried out dozens of invasions,
and broke into dozens of homes causing extensive damage to
their property, and also repeatedly forced the residents out of their
homes under the rain and the cold.
The soldiers further attacked
and beat dozens of residents, and also kidnapped nine patients who
needed medical attention.
As for arrests targeting children,
An-Najjar said that, in Hebron alone, the army kidnapped more than seven
children in February, and violently attacked them.
statistics of the PPS, the army transferred, in February, more than 30
Palestinians to interrogation centers where they were forced to stand
for extended periods, and were subjected to physical and psychological
torture. Eight of them were moved to Administrative Detention without
charges or trial.
On Monday at night, soldiers kidnapped six
Palestinians from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and three from
the nearby town of Beit Ummar.
3 Relatives of Detainees Arrested During Jail Visit, 21
Civilians Arrested in Morning Invasions
Monday March 05, 2012 14:16 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Three relatives of Palestinian political detainees were arrested by
Israeli soldiers on Sunday during a jail visit, the Palestinian
Prisoners Society reported on Monday.
According to the report,
the incident took place at Rimon military detention facility. The
Prisoners Society announced that troops stormed the visitors area and
arrested 26 year old Daiyala Matar, and her 15 year old brother Saeed.
They were visiting their brother Mohamed who is currently serving a life
sentence after being detained since 2003 by the Israeli military.
30 year old Yuosra Qaadan was also arrested by the Israeli soldiers
whilst she was visiting her brother Saeed. Saeed has been detained by
the Israeli military since 2003 and is currently serving a 25 year
The arrested visitors were taken to unknown locations
by the Israeli troops. The Palestinian Prisoners Society also reported
that the troops cancelled all visiting on Sunday for the rest of the
prisoners and their families.
In related news, local sources
announced that on Monday morning, Israeli forces invaded West Bank
communities and arrested 21 Palestinian civilians including five
The five children were arrested by Israeli soldiers
after they raided homes in the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
Other invasions and arrests were reported in the cities of Bethlehem,
Ramallah, Nablus and Qalqilia.
Army Kidnaps 10 Palestinians Including 5 Children
Monday March 05, 2012 12:45 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
The Wadi Hilwa Information center reported that Israeli soldiers
kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including five children,
in occupied East Jerusalem, and in Hebron, in the southern part
of the West Bank.
Jawad Siyam, head of the Wadi
Hilwa Information Center, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the town during down hours,
broke into several homes, and kidnapped five residents identified as
Shaddad Al-A’war, 12, Suhaib Al-A’war, 13, Elias Al-A’war, 14, Islam
Al-A’war , 17, and Ahmad Salah, 14.
Also on Monday at dawn,
troops kidnapped, five Palestinian youths in Al-Arroub refugee camp, and
Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank District of Hebron.
The five were identified as Samer Abdullah Al-Hour, 27, Mos’ab Mohammad
Al-Hour, 20, Nihad Abdul-Nabi Ayyoub, 24, Shadi Ahmad Abu Dayya, 22; all
from Beit Ummar, in addition Adham Mohammad Badawi, 21, Al-Arroub
All of the kidnapped residents in Hebron were moved
to the Etzion Israeli military and security base, north of Hebron.
Local sources reported that the army broke into, and violently
searched several homes in Al-Arroub and Beit Ummar, terrifying the
residents and causing damage to their property.
Furthermore, Siyam said that that several new cracks were found in Wadi
Hilwa playground that was bulldozed by the army two weeks ago, an issue
that caused fears among the residents of former cracks.
ago, two more cracks occurred at the main road, near Al-Ein refugee
camp, in the center of Silwan, while another crack caused the collapse
of wall onto two homes in the town.
He said that the cracks are
some of them effects and destruction caused by Israel’s ongoing
excavations in the area despite the heavy rain.
night and early dawn invasions, and arrests, in the occupied West Bank
on a daily basis; such attacks also include home invasions leading
causing damages to the homes and property of the residents.
Youth Seriously Injured By Army Fire Near Ramallah
Monday March 05, 2012 11:28 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Palestinian medical sources reported, Monday, that a Palestinian
youth was seriously wounded after Israeli troops fired gas bombs and
rubber-coated metal bullets at Palestinian protestors, at the Atara
roadblock, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
sources stated that resident Mohammad Taiseer Abu Awwad, 19, was
critically injured on Monday by Israeli troops when they opened fire at
a group of Palestinian youths conducting a commemoration protest near
the central West Bank city of Ramallah. He was hit in the head and
suffered a skull fracture that lead to internal and external bleeding.
Dr. Ahmad Al-Beetawi, head of the Ramallah medical center, told
reporters that Awwad was immediately moved to surgery.
youth were holding a protest at the roadblock marking the death of the
six family members of Bassam Abu Awwad, after their vehicle collided
with a Hummer Israeli
at the roadblock, two years ago.
The crash took place on Friday,
March 5, 2010, when an Israeli
Hummer Jeep crashed into a Palestinian Cab at the Silwan Bridge, in
the Ramallah district; resident Bassam Abu Awwad, 40, his wife Samia,
27, his children Yousef, 8, Aayaat, 3, Jannat, 2, and his two-month
infant, Mahmoud, were all killed.
Report: “Israeli Occupation Army Kidnaps Palestinians For
Monday March 05, 2012 07:45 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
The International Tadamun (Solidarity) Foundation for Human Rights
reported that Israeli occupation soldiers have been recently invading
Palestinians area, breaking into homes at night and kidnapping
Palestinian youths, in order to train new army recruits.
Foundation stated in a press release on Sunday that
“Israeli soldiers invaded recently several towns, villages and refugee
camps in the occupied West Bank, kidnapped dozens of ordinary civilians,
took them to military bases, and release them later on, as part of a new
field training program for the soldiers”.
added that, as part of this training, eight Palestinians were kidnapped
a few days ago in Kafr Qaleel village, east of the northern West Bank
city of Nablus, and a similar number of residents in Sorra village, west
of Nablus, and released them after the training was concluded.
The soldiers caused excessive damage to the homes of the kidnapped
residents, as this “training” included conducting home invasions and
searches, and conducted these attacked after midnight and early dawn
The Foundation further stated that this practice “turns
the Palestinian homes into training fields and a lab to train Israeli
military officers and recruits on invasion and search techniques, in
addition to providing the soldiers with interrogation skills by
practicing on innocent civilians”.