A number of Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Beit Fajjar, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped two Palestinian teenagers. The soldiers also kidnapped two journalists in Ramallah.
Local sources said the soldiers searched a few homes in Beit Fajjar, and kidnapped Rebhi Mohammad Taqatqa, 17, and Mahmoud Eyad Thawabta, 18, before taking them to the Etzion military base and security center, south of the Bethlehem.
The soldiers also invaded various neighborhoods in the town, and clashed with several local youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles on the military vehicles, while the soldiers fired sounds and gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
Also, the soldiers invaded various neighborhoods in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and searched several homes, before kidnapping two Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Wajeeh Hamdan, and Nasser Jamal Ekhseib, 26.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said al-Atrash is a media researcher and Khaseeb teaches in the journalist department of Birzeit University –- they recently obtained their Masters Degrees from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus.
In addition, several Israeli military vehicles invaded the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before the soldiers kidnapped seven Palestinians, and injured two siblings with rubber-coated steel bullets. The army also invaded a few towns in the district.
In related news, the Jerusalem Office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers kidnapped a young Palestinian man, in occupied Jerusalem, and illegally confiscated electronic equipment.
Also on Monday at dawn, the soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian mother and her daughter, from their home in Qusra village, southeast of the northern West Bank district of Nablus, just four days after the army abducted her husband and son.