Israeli forces stormed the villages of Dir Ghassanah and Beit Liqia, searched scores of residents' houses and took prisoner four residents on Wednesday.

In Dir Ghassanah, more than 14 army jeeps stormed the village, attacked residents houses and took Mamdouh Al Bargothi, a teacher at the local school, prisoner and moved him to an unknown destination.

Soldiers also fired rounds of live ammunition and tear gas at the school children who were on their way to school. The army claimed that soldiers were searching for what they calle "wanted Palestinians".

In the nearby village of Beit Liqia, troops stormed the village from several directions, attacked and searched scores of houses before taking three residents prisoners.