Israeli troops invaded the villages of Errtass, Batteir and Doha, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and took three prisoners on Friday.

In Al Errtass village troops stormed and searched residents' houses before taking Tha'er Al Wahsh, 24, and his brother Rami, 22, to an unknown location.

In the village of Batteir, west of Bethlehem, soldiers and army jeeps invaded the village from several directions before taking Basher Qassqas, 23, to an unknown location.

And an Israeli force invaded the town of Al Doha, near the city of Bethlehem, and conducted a search campaign of residents' houses and ransacked families belongings, but no prisoners were taken by the army , eyewitnesses reported.