Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Tuesday, three Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Jenin and Bethlehem. Medical sources say that a Palestinian kidnapped in Bethlehem was violently assaulted by the soldiers. Israeli army sources said that the army kidnapped ten Palestinians in the West Bank.In Bethlehem, soldiers kidnapped resident Mohammad Ahmad Shahin, 28, after repeatedly beating and kicking him in various parts of his body, causing several injuries, and took him to the Gush Etzion military base, upon abducting him.

Shahin is from Artas town, to the south of Bethlehem; he was stopped at a military roadblock near Beit Fajjar nearby town.

The soldiers took Shahin and later released him near the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

He was immediately moved to the Beit Jala Governmental Hospital in Bethlehem, suffering moderate injuries.

On Tuesday, at dawn, soldiers invaded the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped two Palestinians after searching and ransacking their homes.

Local sources said that the soldiers kidnapped Essam Jom’a Abu Khalifa, 20, and Ishaq Rafiq Abu Shahla, age 21.

In related news, two Palestinians, including an elderly man, were injured while working near the Bilal Ben Rabah Mosque, in Bethlehem, and were moved to the Beit Jala Hospital.

The two, Ibrahim Awad, 73, and Jihad Awad, 42, are from Beit Ummar, near Hebron. An explosive ordnance, dropped by the army, detonated near them.

The two were working close to the military tower of the Israeli Annexation Wall, north of Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, Israeli military sources said the army kidnapped ten Palestinians in different parts of the West Bank.

The army claimed four of the kidnapped are members of the Hamas movement, and five of them are ‘involved in direct attacks against the soldiers and settlers’.

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