WEST BANK, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night and at dawn Sunday kidnaped five Palestinian citizens in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
The Israeli army claimed in a statement that its forces arrested four wanted Palestinians during raids homes in the West Bank.
According to the Hebrew website 0404, Israeli soldiers arrested last night a Palestinian from Nablus city at the Beit Furik checkpoint after allegedly finding a knife and a tear gas canister in his possession.
However, Quds Press quoted local sources as saying that the IOF at the Beit Furik checkpoint kidnaped a young man identified as Emad al-Qayyem, from Nablus city, on allegations that he was carrying a knife.
In al-Khalil, the IOF also kidnaped later at dawn two young men identified as Yousef al-Asafera and Zahran al-Zuhour from their homes in Beit Kahil town and another citizen from Beit Ula town.
A citizen was also brutally beaten by Israeli soldiers in Yatta town, local sources said without providing further details.
In Jerusalem, the IOF kidnaped at dawn a young man called Ali al-Khatib from his home in Hizma town.