The village of Araba south west of the city of Jenin, is under seige from the Israeli army, Thursday morning.

Army vehicles and soldiers have blocked all access roads to the village installing checkpoints and road blocks.

Residents under the age of 35 are not allowed into the village and the army are stopping and searching all vehicles and detaining them for hours.

Residents, who attempted to enter the village using a farm road, were chased by soldiers firing live rounds and sound bombs, eyewitnesses reported.