Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, nine Palestinians, after invading and ransacking their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS office in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted five Palestinians in Hebron governorate, and took them to Etzion military base and security center, north of the city.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Yousef Osama Milhim, Mohammad Hasan Abu Asaba, Ahmad Yousef Abu Ghazi, Ashraf Salem Jabarin and Abdullah al-Ma’moun Halayqa.

In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, identified as Ali Monir Hamdan, 14, Abed Mohammad Ramahi, 17, and Morad Khaled Safi.

The soldiers also abducted Firas Jamal Qahaweesh, 18, after invading and searching his home in Jericho.

The latest abductions bring the number of Palestinians, who were taken prisoner by the Israeli army to more than 500, including 153 children and 11 women, since Wednesday December 06th, when the U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, in direct violation of international law and the signed peace agreements.

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