Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians, seven of them during extensive and violent searches of hones, and one who was abducted from his work in occupied Jerusalem.

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the city, searched many homes and abducted two former political prisoners, identified as Mohammad Jamal Abu Mariya, 21, and Hussein Ramzi al-‘Allami, 22.

The soldiers also smashed the front door of a home, belonging to Yousef Mohammad Bahar, and ransacked the property after breaking into it, and searched a garage owned by his son, Mohammad.

Also in Hebron, the soldiers invaded homes in Yatta town south of the city, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Khalil Hammad Zein, after searching his home, and the home of his brother Zein.

The soldiers also searched a blacksmith’s workshop, owned by Mahmoud Zein, and confiscated several machines, reportedly for being used to manufacture weapons.

In the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, the soldiers searched homes and summoned for interrogation two former political prisoners, identified as Sami Janazra and Othman Abu Arram.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes and Abducted a young man, identified as Eyad Nabil Jaffal.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Bal’a town, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, searched several homes and abducted Ahmad Aref Zreiqi, 25.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Huwwara town, south of the city, and abducted Waleed Khaled Nimir, after searching his home.

Another Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Mustafa ‘Aseeda, 20, was abducted from his home in Tal village, south of Nablus, while Ahmad Lutfi Marshoud, from Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, while abducted from his work in Jerusalem.