Report: Israel kidnapped over 440 Palestinians last month

05/04/2011 – 07:46 PM

GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian ministry of prisoners’ affairs said it documented more than 690 raids carried out last March by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on homes in the West Bank during which they kidnapped more than 440 Palestinians including 60 children.

The youngest child kidnapped was Mohamed Al-Natsheh, an 11-year old boy from occupied Jerusalem. 12 foreign activists were also detained by Israeli troops during anti-wall demonstrations held last month, according to the report.

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) also ordered the exile of a 14-year old child called Saleem Al-Sha’ar for 60 days from his home in Jerusalem and demanded his father to pay a fine of 750 shekels.

A mentally ill girl called Amal Takateka, 19 years old, from Beit Fajar village, north of Al-Khalil, was kidnapped in March at the pretext of her attempt to stab an Israeli soldier at Etzion crossroads.

Among the detainees were two Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas, Mohamed Bader and Azzam Salhab, who were kidnapped during raids on their homes in Al-Khalil city in addition to one Palestinian from Gaza who was detained at Beit Hanoun crossing as he was taking his sick mother for medical treatment in the holy city.

In another context, a Palestinian report showed that about 214 violations and attacks were carried out against Palestinians and their property by Israeli troops and settlers during last month in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

These violations included the demolition of homes, opening fire at Palestinian civilians, burning vehicles, uprooting olive trees, seizing lands and homes, expanding settlements and attacks on anti-wall marches.


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