The Israeli army took prisoner three residents from the West Bank city of Tulkarem and the nearby Nur Shams refugee camp on Thursday morning.

The three were identified as Ala' Darwish, 21, a Palestinian national security officer, Ashraf Shihada, 21, a Police officer, both from Nur Shams refugee camp, and Ibrahim Hannoun, 22, from the city of Tulkarem.

All detainees were taken to unknown locations after troops searched and ransacked a number of houses in the city and the refugee camp, local sources reported.