Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in Ramallah and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the at-Tira neighborhood in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Omar Barghouthi, 21.

The sources added that the invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets; there have been no reports of injuries.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Ein Qiniya village, northwest of Ramallah, and searched a few homes.

In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Qussai Raed al-‘Arouj, from his home in the al-‘Arouj village, and Ibrahim Mohammad Jubran, 29, from his home in Hindaza Mountain, east of the city.