The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnaped at dawn Monday at least 24 Palestinian citizens during a large-scale raid and arrest campaign in different West Bank areas, mainly in Al-Mughair village in eastern Ramallah — which has been under Israeli siege for 22 days.
In Ramallah, the detainees were identified as Fathi Awad Abu Naim, 75, Afif Sidqi Abu Alia, 48, Hamdallah Adeeb Al-Na’asan, 48, Fadel Hamdallah Al-Na’asan, 18, and Adeeb Hamdallah Al-Naasan, 16, Muhammad Thaer Abu Alia, 19, Bader Hussein Abu Alia, 60, Hudhaifa Jabr Abu Alia, 23, Muhammad Afif Abu Alia, 20, and Ahmed Abdullah Abu Alia, 21, Awad Abdel Fattah Abu Naim, 22, Muhammad Yasser Al Hajj Muhammad, 20, Saif Haitham Abu Naim, 16, Majd Nizar Al Naasan, 18, and Hamdallah Jalal Naasan, 19.
The IOF also stormed Jericho City and kidnaped a number of citizens from Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, including Moayad Al-Sajdi, the two brothers Muhammad and Mahmoud Tareq Abdo, and Muhammad Samer Hantash.
The Palestinian young man Muhammad Saber Al-Badan, 19, was arrested in Bethleehm while the 40-year-old Fouad Muhammad Farhan was rounded up in Tulkarem.
Three more Palestinians were arrested in al-Khalil, including Sadiq Mazen Al-Qawasmeh, Amir Samir Khalil from Beit Ummar, and Uday Majed Al-Hawareen.
The Israeli army often carries out detention raids against Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, claiming to arrest wanted Palestinians.
Israel currently holds 4,900 Palestinians, including 34 women.
The right to liberty and personal security, among other fundamental human rights, are flagrantly violated by these arbitrary arrests. Detainees are held without proper justification or valid judicial warrants, infringing on their rights to personal freedom and a fair trial.
These violations highlight the urgent need for international intervention to ensure human rights are respected.