Around the same time, Israeli troops invaded the nearby village of Sa'er and searched and ransacked houses. Residents reported damage to their belongings. The army claimed that they were looking for Mussa Jihad, an activist with the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of Fatah. According to local sources, Jihad was not arrested.
Nidal Abu Sharikh was taken prisoner by the Israeli army whilst crossing a military checkpoint at the entrance of Al Thahria village, south of the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday morning.