The Israeli army invaded two towns near Bethlehem in the West Bank and nabbed two residents in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Troops entered Al-Doha town to the west of the city, stormed the house of Mohamed Al Afifi, 45 then arrested him.  Troops searched his house but found no weapons or explosives, local sources reported. Afifi was taken to an unknown location, the source said.

Meanwhile, army jeeps stormed the town of Al-Obaydiya, east of the city, and arrested Radi Alan, 44, after searching his house and several residents’ houses, eyewitnesses reported.