Israeli army troops took four prisoners from Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus Wednesday at dawn.  

The four arrested are brothers from the Abu Ayyash family and were arrested after troops stormed their house, destroyed their family belongings, fired heavy machine guns inside the house and then took the four brothers to unknown locations.

 According to neighbors, soldiers surrounded the house and fired gas bombs and tear gas around the exterior of the house before storming it.

 Nawwaf Abu Ayyash, the owner of the house, described the attack as “barbaric” and added, “soldiers left the house with massive destruction to the house and family belongings.”  The four prisoners were identified as Hani, 35, Mohammad, 28, Hussein, 21 and Jihad, 17.  None of them belong to any resistance group the family reported.