Israeli forces on Sunday abducted five Palestinians in the occupied West Bank districts of Hebron and Bethlehem, in addition to two others in Jerusalem, according to reports by local and security sources.Israeli forces kidnapped one 43-year-old Palestinian from Hebron while he was passing through the checkpoint known as ‘Container’, to the south of Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, according to WAFA reports, army forces stormed the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in the predawn hours, where they raided and searched several homes, shot stun grenades and tear gas canisters towards the residents.

Two young Palestinians, ages 21 and 23, were taken during the confrontations.

In the village of Nahalin, to the west of Bethlehem, forces kidnapped two teenagers, aged 17 and 18, after raiding and searching their homes. Additionally, the army served a summons to a 25-year-old youth, age 25, requiring him to appear for interrogation at a nearby military outpost.

Furthermore, two Jerusalem residents were taken by Israeli police and intelligence following a similar raid on their houses. They were taken in for interrogation at a center nearby.

Bethlehem and Hebron are a part of the Palestinian territories which have been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967.

Over 550,000 Israeli and dual-Israeli citizens now live in illegal Jewish-only settlements across the region, including occupied East Jerusalem, around and between Palestinian villages.

Furthermore, more than 800,000 Palestinians have been taken prisoner by Israeli forces since 1967.

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