Palestine: 540 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli army in less than two weeks

[Photo: Soldiers invading Bethlehem - Facebook Bethlehem First]

By Saed Bannoura

IMEMC News: On Tuesday evening, Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the number of Palestinians kidnapped by the Israeli army in the on going offensive, starting less than two weeks ago, has reached to at least 540.
The PPS said eleven Palestinians were kidnaped by the army in different parts of the occupied West Bank, Wednesday.
The largest number of arrests have been carried out in the Hebron district, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
The PPS stated the soldiers kidnapped 185 Palestinians in the Hebron district, 89 in Nablus, 75 in Bethlehem, 55 in Jenin, 49 in Ramallah, 36 in Jerusalem, 23 in Tulkarem, 13 in Qalqilia, 7 in Tubas, 7 in Salfit, and one in Jericho.
On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Za’tara town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped Palestinian legislator, Khaled Tafesh, from his home.