Palestinian local sources report that Israeli Forces on Monday evening abducted two children and two sons, one of them a child, from Nahalin, near Bethlehem. The man and his sons were pouring concrete at their family home for a planned expansion when the soldiers abducted them.

The deputy mayor of Nahalin, Hani Fannoun told the Palestinian news agency Wafa that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the town and stationed themselves in the Sabiha area before confronting the Palestinian homeowner and abducting him and his sons.

He added that Israeli soldiers seized a pump and two concrete mixers that were being used for construction at the Shakarneh’s family home, confiscated the drivers’ ID cards, and forced them to transfer their equipment to the Gush Etzion Israeli settlement complex and military base located on stolen Palestinian land south of Bethlehem.

The mayor expressed his fear that the Israeli authorities had abducted the family members and confiscated the equipment in preparation for carrying out an “administrative demolition” of the home, as happened the previous day to a family in the village of Wade Rahal.

Nahalin is located in an area that has been designated by Israeli authorities for the expansion of the Betar colonial settlement, which was constructed on stolen Palestinian land.