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Israeli forces seized eight young Palestinians, including six who are studying for their college entrance exams, during a raid on the West Bank village of Madama, south of Nablus on Tuesday morning.
According to a member of the local municipal council Hassan Ziyadah, more than a dozen Israeli military vehicles invaded the village at midnight. Israeli soldiers stormed and searched a number of houses before withdrawing later in the morning with the eight detainees in custody.
Ziyadah identified the detainees as: Mohammad Ziyadah, 21, Ahmad Ziyadah, 18, Qassem Nassar, 22, Taher Al-Qit, 18, Mujahid Al-Qit, 22, Ahmad Al-Qit, 16, and Waheed Ziyadah, 17, and Asad Al-Qit, 17.
Israeli forces had also closed the northern road into to the village on Monday for some hours.