Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Nahhalin village and Teqoua’ town, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped five Palestinians, including three children. The soldiers also invaded Beit Fajjar town, searched homes and threatened collective punishment.

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Nahhalin village, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped three Palestinians.

It said the kidnapped have been identified as Mohammad Rezeq Najajra, 13, Mohammad Qassem Shakarna, 15, and Moath Ali Shakarna, 18.

Furthermore, the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Ibrahim Nayef Abu Mfarreh, 20, and Turki Mohammad Ta’amra.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, before breaking into the homes of Ahmad Yousef Taqatqa, and Essam Thawabta, and violently searched them.

The soldiers also distributed leaflets threatened to impose further collective measures on the residents if they “hurl stones on settlers’ cars, or participate in protests.”