For the second consecutive day, Israeli soldiers kept a strict siege and closure imposed on Huwwara village, south of the West Bank city of Nablus; seven youth were arrested in separate attacks.

A source at Huwwara village council reported that seven residents were arrested during the arrest invasion carried in the village; four of them were identified as Amir Wafeeq, 20, Saleh Awad, 19, Soheil Awad, 17, and Ahmad Awad, 17.

Also, soldiers stationed at Ytezhar military checkpoint at the entrance of the town hindered the movement of vehicles, searched the vehicles and the residents, and closed all of the entrances of the village.

Similar attacks carried by the army were reported in the West Bank city of Hebron; soldiers stormed on Thursday morning dozens of stores and homes and search them.

Eyewitnesses to the Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, that troops set up ambushes inside such stores after forcing the workers out of them.

Soldiers installed several portable checkpoints in Hebron, the Old City and some of its surrounding villages. The main road linking between Hebron and Bethlehem was also sealed off.

Dozens of homes were searched in the nearby village of Yatta after the soldiers invaded it and closed its entrances.