Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, violently searched many homes and abducted eight Palestinians, including two children, the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said.

The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted two Palestinians identified as Fadi Mahmoud Taqatqa, 18, and Jawad Ibrahim Taqatqa, 16.

The soldiers also invaded the Saff Street and the Fawaghra area, in the center of Bethlehem city, searched homes and abducted three Palestinians, identified as Amin Abdullah Abu ‘Ahour, 21, Eid Kamel al-Kamel, 29, and Khader Ahmad Masalma, 55.

In addition, the soldiers invaded homes in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, and abducted a child, identified as Adam Mahmoud Darweesh, 15.

The PPS also stated that the soldiers abducted Mazen Mohammad Zawahra, from his home in Doha town, west of Bethlehem, and Shafiq Ali Radayda, 50, from the al-‘Obeydiyya town, east of the city.