IOF kidnap five Palestinians in West Bank


WEST BANK, PALESTINOW.COMThe 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.

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