Palestinian media sources reported on Saturday that the Israeli army invaded the village of Burka, near Nablus in the West Bank, on Friday evening and tried to kidnap a 10 year old boy.

Witnesses told the media that at least 5 Israeli military jeeps invaded the village of Burka on Friday evening.  They also stated that the Israeli soldiers opened fire and searched homes.

Among the homes searched was the house of Abed Syif, who was killed by the Israeli military last year.  After searching the house, soldiers tried to kidnap Syif's son Khalil, age 10.  Syif's family intervened, stopping the soldiers from kidnapping the child.  During the attempted operation, soldiers fired tear gas and used sound bombs against local youth protesting the invasion.  The youths responded by hurling stones at the soldiers, no injuries were reported.