The Israeli army invaded the West Bank city of Nablus Thursday morning, taking five residents, including a young girl, prisoner.

Local residents said the military operation started late Wednesday night when troops stormed residents houses in the city and the nearby Balata refugee camp.

The prisoners were identified as Mohamed Al Hindi, 21, Mohamed Faraj, 18, Faiez Ba’ara, 20, and two others that remain unidentified. They were arrested at a nearby military checkpoint, eyewitnesses reported.

Residents said the soldiers fired live round at the resident’s houses during the invasion, causing damage to buildings. No injuries were reported.

Security sources in the city said that with the five prisoners taken this morning, the number of residents arrested by the army ain the last 36 hours has risen to 9.

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