The Israeli army have intensified its invasions into the West Bank city of Bethlehem by invading several villages around the city and searching homes Monday at dawn.

Troops stormed the village of Al Obadya, east of Bethleham, and ransacked several houses including the house of Mohamed Radida.

Another force invaded the village of Taqu’a, south of the city, where homes were also searched.

No residents were taken prisoner but there were reports of soldier brutality.