Thursday afternoon, Israeli soldiers kidnapped Engineer Mahdi Al Hanbaly, the deputy mayor of Nablus as he was attempting to cross Za’atara Israeli military roadblock on the main road between Nablus and Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank.Al Hanbaly was heading back from Ramallah after participating in a conference discussing the Israeli abductions of Palestinian officials, union leaders and members of city councils in the West Bank.

It is worth mentioning that Nablus mayor Adli Ya’ish, and Nablus municipal council member Fayyad Al Aghbar were recently kidnapped by the Israeli forces.

In a separate incident, Israeli soldiers invaded Tal village near Nablus, and fired rounds of live ammunition at several houses and electricity poles causing power failure in the town.

Earlier on Thursday, soldiers invaded Nablus from several directions and conducted military searches especially in the Northern Mountain area and Ras Al Ein.

On Thursday at dawn, soldiers  invaded Beit Eeba village, west of Nablus, and Beit Forik village, east of Nablus and fired rounds of live ammunition at several houses.