The Israeli army took four residents prisoner from the West Bank city of Tulkarem and neighboring villages during a morning invasion Thursday.

In Kofer Zeid, troops stormed the residents houses, searched and then ransacked them. Ahmad Ghaniem, 35 and his brother Maher, 30, both working for the Palestinian Authority security forces, were arrested, local residents reported.

Meanwhile, troops stationed at Beit Iba military checkpoint at the entrance to Tulkarem took Montaha Boshnak, 21, and Hia Mazen, 20, prisoner while trying to cross the checkpoint to go to their university in the West Bank city of Nablus.