Israeli soldiers arrested on Monday at dawn 22 residents in several areas near the West Bank city of Hebron, after invading them and conducting military searches of homes.

15 residents were arrested in Beit Ummar and Beit Kahil villages, north and North West of Hebron, in addition to seven residents who were arrested in Al Shiokh village, north east of Hebron and one resident in Halhoul city north of Hebron.

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society reported that soldiers invaded Al Shiokh village, on Monday at dawn, and arrested seven residents after breaking into their homes and searching them.

The residents were identified as Mohammad Hamid Al Halaiqa and his brother Nael, 21 and 30 years old, Mahmoud Abed Rabbo Halaiqa, 33, Ahmad Hamid Halaiqa, 25, Majdi Mahmoud Al Mashni, 28, Hijazi Hussein Halaiqa, 42, and Bader Badran Halaiqa, 30.

Yousef Halaiqa, head of Al Shiokh village council, reported that, over the last several years, Israeli soldiers conducted wide-scaled arrests in the village without filing charges against the arrestees.

72 residents were arrested in Al Shiokh during the last several months; only 12 of them were released.

Also, soldiers invaded the villages of Beit Ummar and Beit Kahil, north and North West of Hebron and arrested six residents.

Soldiers broke into dozens of homes in the two villages overnight, forced the families out and arrested Yousef Bader Ikhlayyil, 24, Mohammad Ahmad Ikhmayyis, 27, Ahmad Zaki Bahar, 25, all from Beit Ummar, in addition to Abdul-Mahdi Badawi Al Zohour, 40, Ibrahim Ali Al Asafra, 39, Mohammad Nimir Al Asafra, 45, all from Beit Kahil.

One resident, identified as Ihsan Jadallah Omran, 27, was arrested in Halhoul city, north of Hebron.

Dozens of residents were detained and interrogated in the city for several hours.