The Israeli army troops arrested two shepherds from the village of Hussan near Bethlehem city, Wednesday evening.

Khalil and Wesam Hamamra, 16, were arrested while herding their sheep in the village lands, eyewitnesses said.

An Army source claimed that they came so close to the nearby Israeli settlement of Bitar Eilit which is built on the village’s land.

Army beefed up presence around the village and frequently prevent farmers from going to their farmlands as they are adjacent to the settlement.