Bethlehem, 6 Rabiul Awwal 1434/18 January 2013. (MINA) -Late on Wednesday at night, Israeli soldiers invaded several West Bank communities, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped a number of Islamic Jihad members and supporters, mainly those involves in solidarity activities supporting Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel.


     The army invaded Rojeeb village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped one resident believed to be a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, according to Palestinian News Agency, Ma’an report received by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Friday.


     The kidnapped Palestinian, Azmi Bani Odah, 35, was taken prisoner after the army broke into a home that belongs to members of the Al-Handoumi family in Rojeeb.


      The soldiers also kidnapped several other residents; some have been identified as Firas Ghassan Handoumi, Samer Al-Ghoul, Jalal Milhim, Mahdi Fayyad, and Bassam Thieb.

       In related news, soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and the nearby towns of Al-Khader and Doha.


       Soldiers also surrounded the Aida refugee camp in the city, the site of ongoing clashes with the army for the fourth consecutive day.


       Furthermore, army installed several roadblocks on main roads around the camp, and searched several homes on the edges of the camp; no arrests were reported.


       Thursday at dawn, Israel soldiers invaded several towns and neighborhoods in the West Bank districts of Hebron, Jenin and Tubas.


       Several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded Doura town, near Hebron, in addition to invading several suburbs and neighborhoods in Hebron.


       The soldiers also installed a roadblock at the entrance of As-Samoa’ town, south of Hebron, and another roadblock at the northern entrance of Hebron city.


       In Jenin, the army invaded Al-Arqa village, west of the city, and searched several homes after forcing the residents out.


        Soldiers fired several gas bombs, and concussion grenades, and were extensively deployed in the village; no arrests were reported. (T/R-015/R-006).


Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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