The Israeli army took six prisoners from the West Bank city of Bethlehem, among them two officials, on Thursday.

Troops and army jeeps stormed the city from the western side, then moved to the city center where they conducted a wide scale search campaign, the detainees were known as Hassan Safi, 49, the director of the Islamic Waqf in the city, Saleh Shoka, 43, a Bethlehem municipality council member, Ahmad Al Shurof, 58, Nader Zawahra, 44, Mohamed Al Ramlawi, 28, and Waled Al Bostanji, 24, all were taken to unknown location.