[Monday October 21, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians near Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, and two in the Northern Plains area of the West Bank. Local sources have reported that dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped five Palestinians.

The sources said that the five have been identified as Khaled and his brother ‘Ala’ Lahlouh, Khalil Ismael Manasra, Ahmad Qassem Manasra, and Mohammad Jamil Manasra.

Soldiers also installed a roadblock at the Halhoul Bridge, stopped and searched dozens of vehicles, and interrogated several residents while inspecting their ID cards.

Furthermore, dozens of soldiers invaded Ein Al-Hilwa area, north of the West Bank’s Northern Plains area, and kidnapped two Palestinian youths.

Aref Daraghma, head of the Wadi Al-Maleh Local council, has reported that the soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Jasser Qadry and Hilal Adel.

He added that Israeli settlers have attacked the two, adding that the soldiers kidnapped the two as they tried to escape the attack against them.

Furthermore, a group of extremist settlers attacked several shepherds in the area, and forced them out of grazing lands while threatening to shoot them.

Earlier on Monday, soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped one resident.

On Sunday, soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians in Bethlehem, and the Deheisha refugee camp, south of the city.