On Monday morning Israeli army forces attacked a number of charitable institutions in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Troops shut them down and confiscated their property.

Witnesses reported that more than 40 vehicles invaded the city at 1:00 a.m. Monday and soldiers then ransacked Al Rawda mosque, some sport-clubs and charitable institutions.

Moreover invading troops stormed the Islamic School for Girls, confiscated its belongings, and shut it down.

The army claimed that those local organizations are a major source for "funding terror".

Witnesses stated that because of the army attacks they could not attend their dawn prayers.

In the nearby Balata refugee camp, the Israeli army searched and ransacked a number of homes on Monday morning and kidnapped two civilians, local sources reported.

Troops recently stepped up their campaign against Islamic charitable societies in the West Bank, shutting down a large number of them, confiscating their property, and searching computers and documents that detail their activities.

Some of the atacked societies are located in in the Hebron area, Qalqilia and Ramallah.

Since the beginning of the year, the army announced that those attacks will now be expanded to additional parts of the West Bank. The announcement came after an approval from the Israeli uthorities.