Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the towns of the al-Khader, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West bank, and Teqoua’, east of the city, before conducting extensive and violent searches of homes, and abducted three Palestinians.

The Israeli army said the soldiers invaded al-Khader, after Palestinian protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at army jeeps and settlers’ vehicles, driving on the bypass road, surrounding the town.

The army conducted violent searches of many homes in the town, and interrogated the residents before abducting two young men, identified as Mahmoud Sa’id Sbeih and Abdullah Ahmad Mousa.

In Teqoua’ town, the soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes, and abducted a young man, identified as Mohyeddin Ahmad al-‘Amour.

In addition, the army closed the western entrance of the town, after sealing the huge iron gate, and preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving through that area.

In related news, the soldiers invaded the village of Beit Ta’mir, southeast of Bethlehem, and handed a family an order for the demolition of their home.