Late night kidnapping - image by PalestineTV

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier on Tuesday, nine Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including four who were taken prisoner on a military roadblock.

The PPS said the soldiers invaded Beit Surif town, northeast of Hebron, and kidnapped four Palestinians, identified as Mahmoud Mohammad al-Heeh, 31, Aseed Abu Khdeir, Rafe’ Jibreel Abu Fara, 30, and his brother Ala’, 22.

In the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, the soldiers kidnapped four Palestinians while crossing a military roadblock.

They have been identified as Yousef Hilmi Khalil, 36, Nasrallah Ofa, 24, Bassem Ahmad Ofa, 24, and Fadi Jarrar.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Deir Nitham village, northwest of the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and confiscated surveillance tapes, and equipment, from two homes belonging to residents Ibrahim al-A’raj and Yousef Tamimi.

The invasion also led to clashes between the invading forces and several local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles on the army vehicles.

The soldiers claimed that a settler’s car came under fire, late at night, near the village, leading to no damage or injuries. The army closed the entire area until morning hours.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Ja’far Taqatqa, 25. They also invaded Rashayda village, east of Bethlehem, and handed demolition orders targeting two barns.