Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched homes, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including two children. The two children were attacked and beaten by the soldiers.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that several Israeli military jeeps invaded Burin town, near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped a young Palestinian man identified as Bashar Qadous.

In addition, soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Bassam Abu Khdeir, 20, form ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem city.

In Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, soldiers handed two young brothers military warrants ordering them to head to the Etzion Military and Security base, south of Bethlehem, for interrogation.

The two have been identified as ‘Aws and Ahmad Majed Thawabta.

Dozens of soldiers also invaded Ya’bad town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired several flares and concussion grenades during clashes with local youths, who threw stones at the invading soldiers, and the army also fired rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Soldiers also invaded Zababda town, near Jenin, and searched several homes, causing property damage.

Also on Sunday, soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, and kidnapped two children identified as Badri Abu Zalata, 14, and Kathem Najjar, 16, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.

The soldiers took the two to the Etzion base after violently assaulting them; eyewitnesses said the two were playing near the Annexation Wall when the soldiers attacked them, striking them on the head and other parts of their bodies.

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