A large Israeli army force invaded the village of Kufer Kalil to the south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus and abducted 23 Palestinian men on Tuesday morning.

Palestinian sources in the village stated that troops and army vehicles entered the village in the dawn hours, and started a wide scale house-to-house search campaign.

Soldiers forced families out while searching and ransacking their homes, eyewitnesses reported.

During this campaign Israeli forces abducted 23 men from the village. Among those abducted were Sae'd Amer, Bilal Mansur and three of his brothers, Murad, Jawad and Iyad.

Israeli soldiers left the village and took all 23 men to an unknown military detention camp. Israeli army sources claimed that all 23 were Fatah and Hamas activists, a claim that was not verified by a Palestinian source.