Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians in the Nablus district, and one Palestinian in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.Media sources in Nablus, have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the city, and several nearby villages and towns, before breaking into and searching dozens of homes.

Clashes have been reported between the invading soldiers and local youth.

The sources said the soldiers kidnapped, Bakr Sa’id Bilal, 50, from Nablus city, Emad Reehan, 47, from Tal village, Hussein al-Mardawy, from Qaryout, and Amjad az-Zamel, from the al-Ein refugee camp. All are former political prisoners.

Another Palestinian, identified as Bashir Ziyada, was kidnapped from his home in Madama nearby village.

Soldiers also invaded Awarta village, south of Nablus, and stormed a number of homes.

In Jenin, soldiers invaded the Jenin refugee camp, and ransacked several homes, before kidnapping one Palestinian, identified as Mo’tasem Esteety.

The soldiers also topped a number of buildings, and used them as monitoring towers.

Furthermore, a Palestinian, identified as Nidal Abu Ghalyoun, was detained before being used as a human shield as the soldiers stormed neighborhoods and homes.