The Israeli army troops stationed at Al Batahan checkpoint east of the West Bank city of Nablus, stopped residents from going in and out of the city.

This checkpoint is used on a daily basis by residents coming from the surrounding villages and towns to enter the city of Nablus for education and health services or work.

Soldiers also were detaining any man younger than 35 years old and checking ID cards before letting them go back to were they came from, local sources reported.