The Israeli army conducted a wide scale search campaign to residents during a predawn invasion of the West Bank city of Jenin, its refugee camp and the nearby Qabatiya town, and took prisoner one resident on Tuesday.

Army jeeps and troops stormed the town of Qabatiya, searched some houses then took Jihad Zakarnah, 24, to an unknown location. In the meantime, another force opened fire at school boys going to school; students retaliated by throwing stones at the soldiers, who left the town shortly after the clashes erupted. No injuries were reported.

In Jenin city and its refugee camp, troops searched and ransacked scores of residents' houses; troops left in the morning taking no prisoners, local sources reported.