A massive Israeli army force invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus and the nearby Askar and Balata refugee camps on Wednesday morning. Troops clashed with local resistance factions and abducted four civilians.

Soldiers stormed the city and the two refugee camps and searched scores of residents' homes. During the invasion local resistance fighters clashed with the invading troops and managed to detonate home made bombs near the army vehicles, damaging some of them, Palestinian sources reported.

The Israeli army reported no injuries among its invading forces. The invading Israeli troops then left the area after abducting four men and taking them to unknown locations. Among those abducted were Mohamed Sour, 19, and Baha Al Sualhi, 18.