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16 Palestinians kidnapped by IOF in West Bank and Jerusalem

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Gaza25Apr11WEST BANK (PNIC):-The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) last night and on Monday morning kidnapped 16 Palestinian citizens, including two journalists, in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society, five citizens were taken prisoners during an IOF campaign in al-Khalil.

The detainees were identified as Abdullah al-Harroub, Firas Abu Sharkh, Hazem al-Jiyawi, Ibrahim Annajjar and Wa’el Abu Sharkh.

The IOF also kidnapped four brothers working as shepherds in al-Marj area, west of Jericho, after they defended themselves when a horde of Jewish settlers harassed and assaulted them.

Journalist Ibrahim al-Rantisi and another citizen were kidnapped from their homes in an IOF campaign in Ramallah and Bireh province.

A photojournalist called Nader Baybars was also rounded up by Israeli police forces during a raid on his house in Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in east Jerusalem.

Another four citizens were kidnapped by the IOF in Bethlehem, Tulkarem and Qalqilya.

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