Israeli forces attacked the village of Harmalah, south east of Bethlehem city in the southern West Bank and took prisoner five residents on Tuesday morning.

Army vehicles and troops entered the city and closed all exits and entrances; soldiers then conducted a wide scale houses-to-house search campaign and ransacked a number of homes before taking the five to unknown destinations, eyewitnesses reported.

The five were known as; Naji Atta-Allah, 28, Rami Atta-Allah, 22, Mohamed Atta-Allah, 21, Abed Atta-Allah, 27, and his brother Walied, 24.