Israeli soldiers and police officers abducted, Monday, seven Palestinians, including two young women, in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli police abducted two young women in Salahuddin Street in Jerusalem, while they were heading to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

An altercation took place in the area when Palestinian youths tried to ensure the release of the two young women.

Eyewitnesses said Israeli policemen violently handcuffed the young women and took them to an Israeli detention center in Jerusalem.

The occupation authorities frequently harass and assault Jerusalemites, in addition to imposing large financial fines under various pretexts the latest of which was violating coronavirus restrictions.

The occupation government has recently escalated its targeting of Jerusalemites through the daily arrests of dozens of youths.

In addition, Israeli soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including a former political prisoner from Bethlehem, and four from Al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in southern West Bank.

Several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and abducted four young men, identified as Tamer Al-Badawi, Salim Jawabreh, Qusai Al-Badawi, and Muhammad Al-Balasi.

The army also set up military roadblocks at the entrances to Sa`ir and Halhul towns, near Hebron, stopped and searched many vehicles, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers searched homes and abducted Abdul-Hadi Hammad.