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Five Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank, two among them children

Monday March 17, 2008 10:23 by Nisreen Qumsieh - IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli occupation forces attacked northern and southern parts of the West Bank early Monday morning kidnapping five Palestinians, including two children.

Local sources reported that a number of Israeli occupation jeeps invaded the northern part of the West Bank, randomly opening heavy fire and sound missiles, particularly in the Balata refugee camp located east of Nablus city. Sources added that Israeli occupation forces searched homes, confiscated property and kidnapped two Palestinians.

Imad Issa and Anan al-Bishawe were taken to an undisclosed detention center following the invasion. Elsewhere, Israeli occupation forces kidnapped three Palestinians, among
two who were children in a military attack targeting the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces invaded Abu Sunainah neighbourhood and kidnapped Tayseer and Fares Abu Mayala, taking them to unknown detention centers. A third Palestinian was also kidnapped from the old city of Hebron.


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