Five Palestinian civilians were detained on Thursday by Israeli troops during morning invasions targeting West Bank communities; another shepherd was detained while herding his sheep.
Local sources reported invasions and home searches in the cities of Nablus, Hebron and Ramallah.

The Israeli army radio announced that five men were taken to military detention facility for questioning during morning invasions.

Later in the day a Palestinian shepherd was detained by the military while herding his sheep in the Jordan Valley. Israeli media sources said that the man came close to an Israeli settlement security fence which led to his detention.

Local sources said that the shepherd was herding his sheep on land owned by his family near the settlement. Palestinian farmers in the Jordan valley say the Israeli army and settlers attack them frequently in order to take over their lands.