Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinian former political prisoners in Bethlehem, and one in Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank, after breaking into their homes and searching them.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted four former political prisoners, identified as Ahmad Hussein Salah, Akram Ibrahim Salah, Shehada Mohammad Salah and Khalil Khaled Salah.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Thannaba area, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and abducted a young man, identified as Islam Abu Handily.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also installed roadblocks, stopped and searched many cars, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.