Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Friday at dawn, one Palestinian in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and summoned four others for interrogation. The soldiers also invaded two villages, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded the Saff street, searched many homes, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Ali Ismael al-Battat, 18.

It added that the soldiers also invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched homes and summoned Mahmoud Mousa Taqatqa, Mahmoud Mustafa Taqatqa and Obeida Radi Deeriyya, for interrogation in the Etzion military base.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Doha town, west of Bethlehem, searched homes and summoned Anas Adnan Mallash for interrogation, also in Etzion base.

The soldiers were also extensively deployed in various areas in the Bethlehem district, especially in Beit Jala city, al-Baloa’ area in the al-Khader town, in addition to invading stores in Beit Sahour city and the al-‘Obeydiyya town, east of the Bethlehem, and confiscated several surveillance tapes.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Beit Liqya and Kharbatha al-Misbah villages, near Ramallah, drove through several neighborhoods, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.