Israeli soldiers, kidnapped on Monday evening two children, only seven and eight years of age, while playing in front of their family homes, in Silwad town, east of the Central West Bank city of Ramallah. The two children have been identified as Abdul-Fattah Abdul-Ghani Hammad, 7, and Ramzi Ahmad Mer’ey, 8.

Eyewitnesses said that no clashes, or confrontations, were taking place in the area.

They stated several soldiers invaded the house’s yard, where the children had been playing, and kidnapped him before taking them to a military post close to the town.

A surveillance camera, installed by the family, showed three soldiers invading the family yard and kidnapping the two children, the Maan News Agency said.

The mothers of the two children, and a number of family members, went to the military post in an attempt to secure the release of her children, but the soldiers fired gas bombs at them, forcing them away.