Israeli Commandos Abduct Islamic Jihad Activist in Bethlehem
Israeli commandos abducted a member of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement near the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, witnesses and Palestinian security sources told AFP.
Mahmud Hamdan, 42, was taken by four Israeli soldiers disguised as Palestinians.
Witnesses said another militant from the Fateh movement was arrested by Israeli forces in the village of Burqa near the West Bank city of Nablus. His name was not immediately known.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian news agency, WAFA, said Israeli troops entered Abu Njaim village near Bethlehem and arrested several Palestinians.
It added that the occupation troops attacked the villagers and searched several houses before leaving.
In another development, the Jerusalem Post newspaper said that members of the Gaza Preventive Security Service arrested two Palestinians en route to carry out a “terror attack against Israeli targets in the northern Gaza Strip.”
The two, reportedly Islamic Jihad members, were detained over the weekend, said the paper, citing Israel Radio – Albawaba.com