Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday, three Palestinians in Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and five teenagers, in the al-‘Isawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, Mohammad Ayyad Awad, said the soldiers stormed and violently searched several homes, and kidnapped two Palestinians.

The two have been identified as Salah Ibrahim Za’aqeeq, 38, and Mohammad Saleh Ahmad Za’aqeeq, 20.

Soldiers also kidnapped the head of Beit Ummar Youth Sports Center, Lawyer Eyad Hussein Ekhlayyel, 35, after stopping him on the Container Roadblock, north of Bethlehem.

Awad added that the soldiers took pictures of the interior and exterior of a number of homes after invading them, and detained the families while searching their properties.

Owners of two of the invaded homes have been identified as Jamal Khalil al-‘Allami, and Abdul-‘Aziz Mahmoud Abu ‘Ayyash.

In addition, soldiers invaded and searched several homes in the al-‘Isawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped five teenagers.

The Ad-Dameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association said the soldiers kidnapped Saleh Abu ‘Asab, 16, Tareq al-Kharouf, 16, Husam ‘Oleyyan, 16, Laith Darwish, 17, and Younis ‘Oleyyan, 19 years of age.

In related news, a number of Israeli fanatics attacked, and violently beat, a young Palestinian man, identified as Shadi Abed-Rabbo, as he was working in West Jerusalem.

The man was moved to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, suffering moderate injuries.

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