Israeli soldiers arrested, on Saturday morning, several Palestinian residents in the West Bank, and installed a number of roadblocks barring the residents from leaving their areas.
Earlier on Saturday morning, Israeli soldiers arrested a 17-year old youth at a military checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Jenin; army claims that the child was carrying two pipe bombs.
Soldiers arrested the youth and claimed that he admitted that he intended to detonate the explosives at the checkpoint.
Two Palestinian residents were arrested in Tammoun town, south east of the West Bank city of Tubas and arrested one resident.
The resident was identified as Hikmat Jamil Bsharat, 20, a student of Al Najah National University in Nablus.
Also, soldiers stopped dozens of vehicles and busses near Nablus, forced the residents out and interrogated dozens of them. Most of the residents are students of Ramallah colleges and Bier Zeit University, in addition to several employees.
Zaarata checkpoint, between Nablus and Salfit was also closed and detained dozens of residents for several hours.
The army has been expanding the checkpoint recently and constructed fixed military posts in an attempt to transform it into a sort of crossing which separates the north of the West Bank from its center.
This expansion is similar to the expansion which was conducted at the Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem.