Five residents were taken prisoner when Israeli army troops invaded the village of Taqua located east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem early Tuesday morning.  

The prisoners were identified as Islam Jadua, 21, Mourad Jabril, 19, Awwad Jadua, 19, Samer Jabril, 18 and Rabia Mufarreh, 17.  All were taken to unknown destinations.  Local residents said that troops conducted a wide scale search to the residents’ houses in the village before taking the five away.