[Wednesday at dawn, June 25, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped two legislators, members of the Change and Reform Bloc of Hamas, and two other political leaders of the movement.Local sources said the army kidnapped legislators Khaled Tafesh and Anwar Zboun, after breaking into their homes, and violently searching them.

The soldiers also kidnapped Ghassan Hermas and Hasan al-Wardiyyat, both political leaders of Hamas, and also invaded and searched several homes in al-Karkafa area, in the center of Bethlehem city, causing property damage.

On Tuesday evening, [June 24, 2014] the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the number of Palestinians kidnapped by the Israeli army in the ongoing offensive, starting less than two weeks ago, has reached to at least 540. http://www.imemc.org/article/68223