Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians, and summoned for others for interrogation, during extensive and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem.

Several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes while interrogating the inhabitants, and abducted three young men, identified as Mohammad Ja’far Taqatqa, 19, Mahmoud Abdullah Ali, 18, and Ala Marwan Taqatqa, 19.

The soldiers also summoned three Palestinians for interrogation in Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem. They have been identified as As’ad Ahmad Thawabta, 28, Ali Mustafa Taqatqa, 27, and Ala Khaled Sammour, 27.

In Doha town, west of Bethlehem, the soldiers also searched homes, causing damage, and abducted Eyad Bassam Farahin, 21, and Ismael Najeeb Farraj, 23.

In addition, the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Husan town, west of Bethlehem, and abducted Fateh movement secretary in the town, Ismael Jamil Hamamra, 48.

The army also invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Saleh Rezeq Mousa, 18.

Another Palestinian, identified as Samer Samir Shanteer, 18, was abducted from his home in the Saff Street area, in the center of Bethlehem city.