Seven Palestinians kidnapped by IOF in W. Bank and J’lem

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnapped seven Palestinian citizens from their homes in different areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem.

In a military press release, the Israeli army claimed the seven citizens were arrested because of their involvement in attacks against Israelis.

Two of the detainees were from Anata town near Occupied Jerusalem, four others from Bethlehem city and one from Dura town in al-Khalil.

The Israeli army also said that its forces confiscated a Palestinian-owned car used recently in carrying out a Molotov cocktail attack on Majdal Oz settlement in addition to a rifle during a campaign in Bethlehem city.

In a separate incident, several citizens suffered from inhaling tear gas at dawn Sunday during clashes with Israeli soldiers in Tulkarem city, north of the West Bank.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that the IOF broke into and ransacked homes in Dunaba suburb and Tulkarem refugee camp during its campaign in the city.

They added that soldiers clashed with local young men and showered them and nearby homes with volleys of tear gas and stun grenades, causing suffocation among many citizens.

Moreover, the IOF physically assaulted and kidnapped a young man called Ikrima Khatatba from aboard a public bus at Beit Furik checkpoint, east of Nablus, after finding a razor blade in his possession.

The IOF also set up last night a makeshift checkpoint at the main entrance to Asira ash-Shamaliya town, north of Nablus, and embarked on stopping passing vehicles and checking the IDs of passengers.