The Israeli army invaded the West Bank city of Nablus late on Wednesday night, following which clashes erupted as groups of local resistance fighters tried to halt the invasion.  Local sources reported that the clashes continued almost throughout the entire night

Al Aqsa brigades, the armed wing of Fatah, took responsibility for targeting an Israeli military convey with road side bombs, damaging one army vehicle, according to a press release issued by the fighters.

The army presence in Nablus remained until Thursday morning, by which time the army had attacked numerous houses, ransacked residents' belongings and taken two prisoners from Nablus and a nearby refugee camp just out side the city.