On Friday night after midnight, Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians from Bethlehem while returning from occupied Jerusalem after praying in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted former political prisoner Hassan Ibrahim Hassan, 37, from the Saff Street in the center of Bethlehem, and Hussein Suleiman Abu Jalgheef, 25, from Hindaza Mountain, southeast of Bethlehem.

The sources said the two Palestinians were among many others from the Bethlehem governorate returning to their homes after praying in Al-Aqsa.

The soldiers also stopped and interrogated many Palestinians, especially young men and teenagers.