Wednesday at dawn, May 8 2013, Israeli soldiers invaded the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and kidnapped nine Palestinians. The soldiers also fired several rounds of live ammunition into the air, broke into and searched several homes, and confiscated property.Local sources in Nablus city reported that dozens of Israeli military jeeps invaded several neighborhoods in the city, and kidnapped three Palestinians after breaking into and searching their homes.

The three have been identified as Raed As-Sabbagh, Ez Ed-Deen Drouza, and Ahmad As-Sous. Soldiers also broke into homes of former political prisoners, and searched them.

Furthermore, the army invaded Beit Forik town, east of Nablus, and kidnapped six Palestinians.

Eyewitnesses reported that the soldiers kidnapped Saddam Hanany, Fares Hanany, Fuad Hanany, Tamer Hanany Jamil Hanany and Rased Khatabta.

The soldiers also confiscated several personal computers and laptops that belong to the kidnapped residents, and caused property damage in the attacked homes, and in a number of streets.

Also on Wednesday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, after surrounding his home and breaking into it. The Mufti was moved to the Al-Maskobiyya police stations and interrogation center.