[Sunday January 5, 2014] Israeli police officers kidnapped a Palestinian in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, while Israeli soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians in Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.Palestinian sources in Jerusalem have reported that Israeli Police officers kidnapped a Palestinian scholar in the mosque, and handed a guard a military warrant ordering him to head to a nearby police station for questioning.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that dozens of police officers and Israeli settlers broke into the yards of the mosque through the Magharba Gate, harassing several Palestinians.

Late on Saturday night, soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, kidnapping three Palestinians at a roadblock the army installed at the western entrance of the town.

WAFA said that the soldiers stopped a Palestinian vehicle at the roadblock, and searched it before kidnapping three Palestinians.

The three have been identified as Ahmad Sami Taqatqa, 19, Mohyee Ed-Deen Taqatqa, 18, and Mohammad Fahed Taqatqa, 18.