Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and nearby Beit Fajjar town, broke into and searched a few homes and kidnapped two Palestinians.

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Jabal al-Mawaleh area, in Bethlehem city, and kidnapped Soheib Saleh Qassem. 37, after storming his home and searching it.

The PPS added that the army also invaded some homes in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and kidnapped Hani Mahmoud Deeriyya, 18.

The soldiers cuffed and blindfolded the two kidnapped Palestinians, and took them to Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem.

In related news, Israeli navy ships opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial water, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.