The Israeli army invaded the West Bank city of Jenin and the nearby
villages of Kufer Dan and Yabod on Wednesday morning and took
prisoner nine residents.

In the village of Yabod, west of Jenin city, troops stormed residents' houses and searched and ransacked scores of them. According to eyewitnesses, soldiers forced families out before searching their homes.

Local sources reported that troops took seven residents prisoner before leaving the village. Hassep Masharka and two of his brothers, Yousif and Manssour were among them.

Moreover, in the city of Jenin and its refugee camp, troops attacked residents' homes and searched them. The campaign happened mostly in the east side of the city and in the refugee camp. The army took Rami Al Shalapi, 26 and Ala Briki, 28 to unknown destinations, eyewitnesses reported.

In the meantime another Israeli force entered the village of Kufer Dan, west of Jenin on Wednesday morning, surrounded the local grave yard and fired heavily into it and at the neighboring houses. Damage was reported, bu there were no injuries or prisoners.