Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, stormed and ransacked homes, and kidnapped nine Palestinians.Several armored military vehicles invaded several towns in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped six Palestinians.

The soldiers invaded Doura town and kidnapped Ramzi Na’im al-Khatib, 27, and Ahmad Fuad Abu Daoud, 20, after searching and ransacking their homes.

One Palestinian, identified as Khalil Mohammad az-Zama’ra, was also kidnapped from his home in Halhoul town, north of Hebron.

Media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, said the soldiers invaded Khallet al-‘Ein area, and Safa town, searched and ransacked several homes and kidnapped three Palestinians.

The kidnapped have been identified as Mohammad Sadeq Ekhlayyel, 21, Anas ‘Ali Ekhlayyel, 19, and former political prisoner Ibrahim ‘Ali Ekhlayyel, 23 years of age.

Soldiers also handed resident Mohammad Yousef ‘Awad, 20, a military warrant for interrogation in the Etzion base, north of Hebron.

The latest arrests in Beit Ummar bring the number of kidnapped Palestinians in the town alone, since the beginning of the year, to 64 residents, including 28 children.

In addition, soldiers invaded Silwad town, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and kidnapped a journalist identified as Islam al-Foqaha after breaking into his home, and violently searching it.

Two more Palestinians, identified as Mustafa Hilal Shatta, 35, and Bassam ‘Omar Abu Zeina, 23, have also been kidnapped from their homes in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and the Jenin refugee camp.