Soldiers wound five Palestinians, including a journalist, in Nablus
At sunrise on Tuesday, five Palestinians were injured by Israeli soldiers, including a journalist, in the northern West Bank town of Nablus after the army accompanied dozens of colonialist settlers to Joseph’s Tomb, east of the city.
Media sources said several army jeeps accompanied a few buses full of Israeli settlers into the area, sparking protests.
They added that the soldiers fired several sharp bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at the protesters.
Medical sources say the soldiers shot five young men, including a journalist identified as Abdullah Bahsh, with rubber bullets.
Doctors provided the injured Palestinians with necessary treatment and took the journalist to a local hospital after he suffered moderate injuries.
The Israeli army regularly invades the eastern part of Nablus to accompany settlers to the historic site, an issue that has sparked protests, in addition to ongoing home invasions and the kidnapping of many Palestinians.
Army shoots one Palestinian, kidnaps two in Jenin
Several Israeli army jeeps raided the city of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank at sunrise on Tuesday, shooting a young Palestinian man and kidnapping two.
Media sources said the soldiers invaded the city of Jenin from different directions and opened fire on Palestinians protesting the invasion, throwing rocks at the armored military jeeps.
They added that the soldiers fired several bullets, wounding a young man in the leg, in addition to firing gas bombs and concussion grenades.
The soldiers also raided and forcibly searched the homes of Emad Ahmad al-Kado and Abed Jamal Abu Na’sa, causing material damage before kidnapping them.
Soldiers kidnap a Palestinian in Bethlehem
Israeli soldiers abducted a young man from his home at sunrise on Tuesday in the town of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.
Local sources said several army jeeps invaded the city before storming and ransacking houses.
They added that the soldiers then kidnapped Ahmad Salah Thawabta from his home and took him to the military base and security center of Etzion, south of Bethlehem.
The soldiers also raided and searched the house of Mohammad Ahmad Sheikh, in the village of Marah Rabah, south of Bethlehem, and searched it. Mohammad is the father of Mahmoud, a political prisoner held by Israel.
On Monday evening, the soldiers stopped and interrogated two young Palestinian men in the Bab al-‘Amoud area of occupied Jerusalem before kidnapping them.
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
© Khamakar News Agency / 27.07.2021