Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped three Palestinians. The soldiers also installed roadblocks, isolating two villages.Local sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Asakra area, in Bethlehem, and kidnapped two identified as Abed Mahmoud Asakra, 21, and his brother, Awad, 19, in addition to Yousef Ali Asakra, 20.

The soldiers violently invaded the homes of the kidnapped Palestinians, and searched them causing excessive property damage.

The army also fired several rounds of live ammunition, concussion grenades and gas bombs, causing a fire close to some homes, but the residents managed to extinguish it before it spread.

Also in Bethlehem, troops surrounded the villages of Jouret ash-Sham’a and Um Salmouna, before invading them, storming and searching several homes and stores, and confiscated surveillance cameras and tapes.