By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies: Tuesday evening two Palestinian children have been kidnapped by Israeli soldiers invading the Ar-Ras village, south of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
[Soldiers detaining children: File photo, Radio Bethlehem 2000]
Local sources have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the village, harassed several residents, and kidnapped two children identified as Ali Bdeirat, 16, and Mohammad Zaky, 15.
The two kidnapped children were playing in a farmland west of the village. The soldiers cuffed the two children, and took them to an unknown destination.
In related news, soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
The army claimed that soldiers stopped a car transporting the three, and located two rifles and several magazines.
Furthermore, dozens of soldiers closed the main entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, stopped and searched Palestinian cars while interrogating the residents.
The incident led to clashes between the soldiers and local youths who hurled stones at them; the army fired rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Medical sources said that at least two residents received treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.