The Israeli army invaded Ithna and Yata villages near the West Bank city of Hebron and arrested three residents.

Hamza Al Hitawi, 23, an officer at the Palestinian Authority National Security Forces, was arrested along with another officer, whose name remained unknown, when troops invaded Ithna village and searched several homes, local sources reported.

Meanwhile, another force invaded the nearby village of Yatta, searched several houses before arresting Ahmad Al Najar, 39, and took him to unknown location, eyewitnesses reported.