Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including eight children, from Beit Fajjar and Teqoua’ towns, south and east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, causing serious property damage, and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting five Palestinians.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Amir Morad Taqatqa, 17, Ali Ayman Taqatqa, 15, Ismael Raed Taqatqa, 16, Mahmoud Nabil Thawabta, 14, and Omar Thiab Thawabta, 24.

The soldiers also invaded and searched homes in Teqoua town, east of Bethlehem, and abducted Ahmad Fathi al-‘Amour, 16, Mousa Mahmoud al-‘Amour, 18, Soheib Mohammad al-‘Amour, 16, Ma’moun Suleiman al-‘Amour, 15, and Nour Mahmoud al-‘Amour, 15.