A number of Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Wednesday morning, the town of Beit Fajjar, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the city, searched homes and kidnapped three young men.

The soldiers surrounded Beit Fajjar town before invading it, conducted military searches of a number of homes and kidnapped one Palestinian.

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the kidnapped resident has been identified as Yousef Luay Thawabta, 20.

The PPS added that the soldiers also invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked homes, and kidnapped two Palestinians identified as Mohammad Hamza al-Kurdi, 19, and Mohammad As’ad al-Masa’eed, 19.

The three kidnapped Palestinians were cuffed and blindfolded, before the soldiers moved them to the Etzion military base, south of Bethlehem.