The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped three Palestinians near the Salem Israeli military roadblock, in the northern part of the West Bank.The kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Osama Yasser Soboh, ‘Odai Mahmoud Qash and Ali ‘Emad Khallouf; all in their twenties.

The PPS said the three Palestinians were among a group of residents who gathered near the roadblock to welcome two political prisoners, identified as Abdullah Lutfi Khallouf and Monadel Mansour Abu Khaled, who were released from an Israeli prison after being held for 18 months.

Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem.