Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Thursday at dawn thirteen Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and the southern West Bank city of Hebron. On Tuesday evening, soldiers kidnapped two residents in the central West Bank city of Salfit.The Palestinian Prisoners Society in Jenin reported that a large military force invaded several towns and villages in Jenin district, especially Borqeen, Arraba and Qabatia, broke into and searched several homes and kidnapped five residents.

Two of the kidnapped were identified as Mohammad Azmi Mardawy, 30, and Salem Amin Abu Zeid, 48.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Radio reported that Mardawy is a leader of the Islamic Jihad in the Jenin area, and that he is a “suspect in a number of attacks against the army, and other Israeli targets”. He was released from prison four months ago after serving a 7-year term.

Soldiers also invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, and kidnapped five Palestinians including two brothers.

The five were identified as Naseem Abdul-Mohsin Al-Allami, 37, Yousef Ibrahim Al-Allami, Malek Mahmoud Al-Allami, in addition to Mohammad and Hasan Sa’dy Al-Allami.

On Wednesday evening, soldiers invaded Dir Estia town, north of Salfit, and kidnapped two residents after breaking into, and searching, their homes.

Head of the Dir Estia Village Council, Nathmi Salman, told the Quds Press news agency that several Israeli armored vehicles invaded the town, and that soldiers broke into several homes and searched them.

Salman added that soldiers kidnapped Ahmad Yousef Zeidan and Kifah Abdul-Fattah Zeidan, and took them to an unknown destination.

Israeli soldiers conduct ongoing invasions in the occupied Palestinian territories, and kidnap Palestinians on a daily basis.