Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and one in Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded Silwad town, before storming and ransacking many homes, and abducted four Palestinians, identified as Mohannad Samir Tawil, Mohammad Soheil Hamed, Mohammad ‘Aahed Hamed and Eyad Ahmad Majed.

The soldiers also fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians, who hurled stones at the invading army jeeps.

In addition, the soldiers invaded ‘Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, also searched homes, and abducted a young man, identified as Sa’ad Bilal Sweidan, after assaulting and wounding him.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers invaded Sateh Marhaba area in the al-Biereh city, and the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of al-Biereh, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh, injured seven Palestinians, including a woman, before abducting her son, who is reportedly involved in the death of an Israeli soldier in late May 2018.