Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Tulkarem after surrounding it on Wednesday at dawn, broke into dozens of homes and arrested fifteen residents.

A local source in Tulkarem reported that soldiers fired flares and sound bombs at dozens of homes in the city before breaking into them.

Military helicopters also fired flares, and rounds of live ammunition while hovering over the invaded neighborhoods in Tulkarem.

Also, soldiers forced dozens of residents to gather in the southern neighborhood of the city, arrested fifteen residents and took them to an unknown destination.

Soldiers withdrew from Tulkarem but remained on its entrances barring the residents from entering or leaving it.

Several roadblocks were installed around the city, especially near the northern entrance.

Al-Kafriyyat junction, south of Tulkarem remained closed barring residents of neighboring villages from leaving their areas.