[Thursday December 26, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers have invaded Bethlehem and Beit Fajja, broken into several homes and conducting searches therein, kidnapping six Palestinian residents.Local sources in Bethlehem have reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Al-Saff Street, in Bethlehem, and searched several homes after smashing in their doors, causing excessive property damage.

The sources added that the army kidnapped Sami Al-Hreimy, 21, his brother Laith, 19, Shihada Mohammad Ta’mary, 23, and Hamza Hasan Al-Kamel, 26.

Furthermore, dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, in the Bethlehem district, and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Moneer Ali Taqatqa, 55, and Mo’tasem Mahmoud Taqatqa, 20.

The two were taken prisoner after the army invaded their homes, and violently searched the premises.

Resident Mahmoud Hisham Taqatqa and his family said that dozens of soldiers broke into their home, smashed in its doors, and stole gold, in addition to large amounts of money.