Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli army attacked the villages of Awarta and Houwara located in the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Monday morning and kidnapped three civilians there.In Awarta village Israeli forces stormed the village, searched homes then kidnapped three men and left, the three were identified as; Shadi Qawarik, Fadi Qawarik, and Amjad Qawarik.

Meanwhile another army force entered the village of Houwara, troops imposed a curfew on the village not allowing families to leave their houses and then made searches of the houses, witnesses said that soldiers beat up men during the house to house search.