The Bethlehem Office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, ‘Aida refugee camp and Artas town, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, kidnapped two Palestinians and summoned another for interrogation.

The PPS said several Israeli military vehicles invaded Artas village, south of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped a young man, identified as Shadi Rafat Issa As’ad, 30.

It added that the soldiers summoned one Palestinian, identified as Fadi Nazeeh Ismael for interrogation in the Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem.

Local sources in Artas said the soldiers also forced dozens of worshipers out of the village mosque, during dawn prayers, and interrogated many of them.

The invasion led to clashes between the soldiers and many local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles, while the army fired several rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

The soldiers also invaded Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and kidnapped a young man, identified as Rafat Riyadh Mallash, 25.

Clashes also took place in the refugee camp, and the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.