[Wednesday Evening, January 1, 2014] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Tabaqa village, south of Doura, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, invaded local homes and kidnapped several children.Local sources have reported that the soldiers violently broke into and searched dozens of homes, kidnapping at least 15 children.

Some of the kidnapped children have been identified as Mahmoud Hakam Al-Harbiyyat, 12, Ghaleb Badawy Hamdan, 13, Riyadh Taiseer Abu Ras, 16, Amir Nasser Abu Hawwash, Mohammad Kamel Al-Atrash and his brother Qosai.

The soldiers also kidnapped resident Mohammad Yasser Abu Hawwash, 20, Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported.

It added that the arrests started after Israeli soldiers surrounded a home, south of Doura, before violently invading it and kidnapping four residents.

It is worth mentioning that the village, surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements, is subject to frequent Israeli military invasions and various attacks carried out by Israeli settlers.

Israeli settlements and the illegal Annexation Wall do not only surround the Hebron district, but hundreds of settlers live in the heart of the city and frequently assault residents in their homes and as they move around in the city.

Illegal settlers are also responsible for hundreds of attacks against Palestinian villagers, farmlands, homes and property in the city.