Israeli troops in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, abducted five Palestinian youths, early on Tuesday, from the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood.

Local media sources and witness said that Israeli troops invaded the al-‘Isawiya Palestinian-populated neighborhood and invaded several homes.

Sources added that the soldiers conducted thorough searches of homes, before abducting five young men, identified as Adel Mahmoud, Mahmoud Dawood, Majd Mahmoud, Mohammad Altutanjy and Hussein Obaid.

The youths were reportedly taken to the Almaskoubiya detention and interrogation center in the old city of Jerusalem.

Over the past several weeks, Palestinians have rejected the increased arrests campaigns by Israeli forces in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem.

Israel has increasingly conducted abductions of Palestinians in the occupied city of East Jerusalem, over what Israel calls official intervention in Palestinian neighborhoods, with respect to stopping the spread of the Coronavirus.