The Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus continued to arrest the wives and mothers of ‘wanted’ men, in an attempt to ‘bait’ the men into turning themselves in — a practice that has been condemned by international human rights groups, Thursday morning.

Soldiers stormed the houses of the women before arresting them and taking them away; earlier, on Wednesday, soldiers had arrested a number of women, and rearrested them today only a few hours after releasing them, eyewitnesses reported.