Israeli forces invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus through Beit Iba checkpoint in the early hours of Tuesday morning and imposed a curfew on Sura town, near Nablus.
Local sources reported that several military vehicles invaded the city center and several streets in the area and carried out an abductions campaign. The operation ended with the abduction of three Palestinians, only two were identified; Khader al Sarkagy and Omar Tufaha.
In Sura town the military imposed a curfew through loudspeakers and carried out a widespread abduction campaign kidnapping nine Palestinians.
Local sources reported that scores of military vehicles invaded the town and handed out a statement signed by the leader of the Israeli army in the area stating that ‘the military operation will continue in order to stop resistance men and hamas members are at the top of that list’.
According to the same sources ten of the abducted were Hamas members, one a Fatah member and another allied to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Earlier on Monday, the Israeli army attacked the villages of Awarta and Houwara located in city of Nablus and kidnapped three civilians there.
Translated by Nisreen Qumsieh – IMEMC News.