Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, five young Palestinian men from their homes in Hebron and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent invasions and searches of neighborhoods and homes.
The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society (PPS), in southern West Bank, has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded many neighborhoods and homes in the city, and Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, before abducting Anas Najjar and Morad Riyad Sweity.
It added that the soldiers also invaded Taffuh town, west of Hebron, and violently searched homes owned by members of the at-Tarda family.
In related news, a number of illegal colonialist settlers threw old clothes and trash near Nabi Younes Mosque, in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, and fled the area.
In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Abdullah Alqam, a senior social figure in Shu‚Äôfat refugee camp, and two social activists, identified as Kamal Abu Qweider and Fadi Mitwer.
The three Palestinians are among a few Palestinians investigating the apparent sale of Jouda building to Israeli colonialist settlers in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Also on Thursday, the soldiers invaded many areas in the northern West Bank governorate of Tulkarem, and conducted extensive searches of homes, lands and property, before abducting two former political prisoners.
On Thursday at dawn, several Israeli army jeeps invaded the town of al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and stormed a few shops, before inspecting surveillance recordings.