Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians, and stormed many homes in Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the Shawawra village, east of Bethlehem, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Jamil Ibrahim Dar’awi, 39.

They added that the soldiers also abducted Mohammad Mousa al-As’as, 23, from his home in Dar Salah village, east of Bethlehem.

The soldiers caused damage to many of the invaded homes, and distributed leaflets in Teqoua’ village, east of Bethlehem, threatening to impose further restrictions and collective punishment on the residents “if they continue to hold protests, and hurl stones at the army jeeps and settlers’ cars.”

It is worth mentioning that, on Wednesday evening, the soldiers invaded Teqoua’, and sealed its main northern road with sand hills.

In related news, the soldiers abducted three Palestinians from their homes in Salfit governorate, in central West Bank.