The Israeli army started a military operation targeting the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia on Thursday; so far the army destroyed three homes and kidnapped five civilians.

Palestinian sources said that Israeli forces invaded the city on Thursday morning surrounding the house of Akkel Hassanin, and kidnapping four of his sons before demolishing his home and another nearby empty house.

A fifth man, while walking in the street, was kidnapped along with the four brothers, witnesses said.

Hassanin has a son who was a resistance fighter and was killed by the army several years ago. A local source in Qalqilia added that the military is still operating in the city.