Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Balata refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped four Palestinians during extensive searches of homes, while three more Palestinians have been kidnapped in Bethlehem.Media sources in Nablus said dozens of soldiers invaded the Balata refugee camp, approximately at two after midnight, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped four Palestinians.

The kidnapped residents have been identified as Morad al-Ka’bi, Qussai Hashshash, Mohammad Ja’ara and Mahmoud as-Saudi.

In related news, several army vehicles invaded Hindaza area, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched a number of homes, causing damage, and kidnapped three Palestinians identified as Ahmad Jamal Abu Jalgheef, 18, Mahmoud Emad Shweiki, 18, and Ishaq Yousef Karram, 19.

The Shweiki family said Mahmoud is a former political prisoner, and was also shot and injured in the leg, by Israeli army fire, four months ago.

They added that the soldiers were very violent while searching the property, and while interrogating them in their own home.

On Wednesday morning, soldiers shot and injured a Palestinian child near the Yitzhar illegal colony, south of Nablus, and kidnapped two Palestinians in Jenin and Nablus, while Israeli extremist attacked and injured a child near Jenin.