The Israeli military invaded the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem and the nearby town of al-Khader on Tuesday morning.
Local sources reported that the army kidnapped at least five Palestinians, two of them from Bethlehem and the remaining were from the al-Khader Town in Bethlehem district.

The abducted Palestinians were reportedly taken after the army invaded their homes and were then moved to an unknown detention center.

On Monday, around 100 Palestinians mostly young children gathered outside the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, to protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza where 120 Palestinians were killed and over 300 injured.