Israeli forces invaded on Sunday afternoon the town of Beit Sahour, near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. Troops surrounded the old part of town, detained around 10 youth who were at a barbershop and, then, integrated some of them.
“The soldiers took our phones and searched them, then asked us questions like where we work, what are we doing here, and asked us how much we make,” one of the detained youth told IMEMC. “They gave us no reason for their actions,” the young man added.
Troops stopped people and journalists from reaching the invaded area and detained IMEMC’s reporter, took his ID card for some time and, then, gave it back before leaving.
Israeli army invasions and kidnappings targeting local youth are reported daily across the occupied West Bank.
Last week, Israeli forces conducted at least 77 military invasions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported.
During these attacks, Israeli troops kidnapped at least 60 Palestinians, including 5 children. Fourteen of these civilians were taken from Jerusalem.