Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Wednesday, several Palestinian communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into and ransacked homes, and kidnapped twenty-two Palestinians, including children. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes in the Old City, and kidnapped Amir Abu Ramouz, 12, Odai Sharif al-Ajlouni, 13, Nasrallah Abu Sneina, 18, his brother Yasser, 21, and Mohammad Anwar al-Atrash, only 11 years of age.

The soldiers also invaded the al-Fawwar refugee camp, and kidnapped Ahmad Samir Hosniyya, 21, while Anan al-Kawamla, Yousef at-Teety, 19, and his brother Naseem, 13, were kidnapped in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp.

In Halhoul, north of Hebron, the soldiers stormed homes and kidnapped Mohammad al-Barbarawi, 23, Samer Za’amra, 23, Odai al-Qawasmi, Mohammad Hilmy Aqel and Samer Jamal Midya.

In addition, a teenager identified as Mo’tasem Suleiman Sharawna, 17, was kidnapped from his home in Doura town, south of Hebron.

Meanwhile, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, Mohammad Awad, said the dozens of soldiers invaded his hometown, Beit Ummar north of Hebron, searched dozens of homes and kidnapped seven Palestinians.

The kidnapped have been identified as Mohannad al-‘Awawdi, 26, Odai Fakhri Ihsan, 16, Ziad Bahar, 36, Basel Abu Hashem, 21, Ala Esleibi, 26, Yousef Abu Hashem, 22, and Mohammad al-‘Allami.

Awad added that the soldiers also distributed leaflets that contained direct threats to the residents of Halhoul and Beit Ummar, informing them of ‘dire consequences should the local youths continue to throw stones and Molotov cocktails on army and settlers’ vehicles.’