On Sunday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Nabi Saleh, Beit Rima, Deir Ghassana, Kafr Ein, and Qarawa, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, searched and ransacked many homes, and closed the iron gate at the main entrance of Nabi Saleh.

Local sources said the soldiers closed the iron gate at the main entrance of Nabi Saleh before stopping and searching many cars and refused to allow the Palestinians through, forcing them to leave and seek alternate, longer routes to reach their work or schools.

It is worth mentioning that the gate, closed by the soldiers in Nabi Saleh, is also used by Palestinians driving to and from many surrounding villages and towns in addition to Salfit and some of its villages in the central West Bank.

The soldiers also invaded Beit Rima, Deir Ghassana, Kafr Ein, and Qarawa, before searching homes, especially in Beit Rima.

Local sources in Beit Rima said the soldiers invaded the town to abduct a former political prisoner, Omar Abdullah Rimawi but failed to locate him.

They added that the soldiers invaded and ransacked Omar’s home and several relatives’ homes, causing damage. Omar previously spent four years in Israeli prisons.

Many Palestinians protested the invasion hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at the army jeeps before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Tal village, southwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, searched homes, and abducted a teenage boy.

The soldiers also invaded Sa’ir, as-Samu’ and Yatta towns, in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, searched and ransacked many homes before abducting seven young Palestinian men.