Dozens Abducted by Israeli Forces in Occupied Palestine

An undated photo by Palestinian media shows Israeli forces breaking into a Palestinian home.

An undated photo by Palestinian media shows Israeli forces breaking into a Palestinian home. | Photo: Palestinian Information Center

At least 29 Palestinians were kidnaped, including a woman and three minors.

Occupying Israeli forces have kidnapped dozens of Palestinians Monday in a series of raids across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center said in a report.


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Citing local sources, the report said at least 29 Palestinians were abducted, including a woman and three minors, after Israeli forces broke into their homes in different neighborhoods of the occupied territories. Some homes were also looted.

The report added that Israel’s forces also kidnaped the wife of Palestinian prisoner, Muaad al-Ash’hab, from her home in Wadi al-Joz neighborhood and confiscated his car.

Among those detained is also the head of the family committee of Jerusalem prisoners, Amjad Abu Asab, a resident of as-Suwannah neighborhood.

The circumstances surrounding the kidnappings are yet unknown, but the Israeli forces carry out such swoops on a nearly daily basis, taking away Palestinians, seen as acting against Israel’s so-called interests.

Although carrying out raids is common by Israeli forces, the scale of the operations carried out early Monday is unusual.

The new development comes at a time of rising tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to annex the West Bank.

Israel holds more than 7,000 Palestinians in its jails. Most of the prisoners are being held with no indictment or trial, under a controversial policy known as administrative detention.

The Jewish state has illegally occupied the West Bank since 1967, and commits various abuses against Palestinian civilians, human rights groups say.

More than 600,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements in the occupied Palestinian land, in constructions considered illegal under international law.


3 Responses to “Dozens Abducted by Israeli Forces in Occupied Palestine”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    ‘It’s a war crime’: Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against Netanyahu annexation bid
    Meretz MK, Joint List leader says move would create ‘apartheid’; Sanders sends video message; police forcefully detain photojournalist covering event, arrest 4 demonstrators.
    Thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv Saturday evening to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to begin annexing parts of the West Bank next month.

    Police initially sought to block the rally but backtracked Friday after meeting with organizers, who urged participants to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

    Dozens of officers were securing the demonstration after police said attendance would be capped at 2,000, though the Haaretz daily put turnout at 6,000 people in what appeared to be the largest protest in the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

  2. sovereigntea says:

    Meanwhile the slaughter continues….
    Protest after autistic Palestinian shot dead in Jerusalem (Video)
    Arab Israeli MK Ahmed Tibi described Israeli border police who killed an autistic Palestinian in Jerusalem as “rubbish”.

    Making the remarks during a Knesset session, Tibi said Israeli police quickly opened fire at Palestinians and Arabs without any reason. Highlighting the case of Eyad Hallaq who was shot in Jerusalem on 30 May in spite of being unarmed and posing no threat to armed occupation forces.

    “He was helping his house, helping his mother. He removed bags of garbage to place them in the bin but the human garbage of the occupation shot him dead,” he said, adding:

    Those who shot him are human garbage. Occupation garbage.

    Tibi added that those who asked how officers could have known that Eyad was autistic should be aware that his carer, Warda Abu Hadid, frantically tried to alert the soldiers of his situation, but her warnings fell on deaf ears.

    Warda had previously reported that she had shouted: “He’s disabled, disabled! Wait a moment, take his ID card, check his ID.”

    “Suddenly they fired three bullets at him, in front of my eyes, Don’t shoot him. They didn’t listen; they didn’t want to hear.”

    He asked, “why do they instantly shoot automatic weapons at Arabs?” in reference to Israeli police and soldiers, adding: “Because they are poisoned against us”.

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