Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from Beita and Kafr Qalil towns, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The deputy mayor of Beita town, Mousa Hamayel, said several Israeli military jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians.

Hamayel added that the soldiers abducted five Palestinians from their homes, identified as Arafat Mohammad Shorafa, Ahmad Abdul-Hadi Shorafa, Abdul-Salam Rayyan, Suleiman Anis Khdeir, and Rami Jamal Abu Ayyash.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Assem Amer, from Kafr Qalil town, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Jericho, in northeastern West Bank.