On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted three children and a young man from their homes in the Bethlehem governorate, south of the occupied capital Jerusalem, on the West Bank. The soldiers also confiscated a car near Nablus.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted three children.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Bilal Ayyash Thawabta, 14, Ahmad Luay Thawabta, 15, and Yousef Mohammad al-Issa, 14.

In Tuqu town, southeast of Bethlehem, the soldiers searched homes and abducted a young man, Mustafa Jamal al-Badan, 22.

In related news, several Israeli army jeeps invaded Beit Furik town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mofeed Abu Gholmy and confiscated his Nissan Jeep.

The soldiers interrogated Mofeed, the father of a political prisoner, Laith Abu Gholmy, and his family for several hours before withdrawing.