A number of Palestinians were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces at daybreak Sunday in abduction sweeps launched across the West Bank.
Local sources said the Israeli military kidnapped six Palestinians over allegations of involvement in anti-occupation activities.
The arrestees were dragged to an unidentified destination pending intensive questioning.
At the same time, three Palestinians from Bethlehem were summoned to interrogation by the occupation forces.
Overnight, Israeli soldiers chased down Palestinian anti-occupation youth in Azzoun town, east of Qalqilya, and closed off the main access roads to the area.
The occupation forces targeted the locals with randomly-unleashed spates of teargas canisters on claims that a home-made explosive device was hurled at Israeli patrols.
Flying checkpoints have also been set up along the thoroughfare between Azzoun, Qalqilya, and Azabet al-Tabib, where Palestinian civilians have been subjected to exhaustive inspection.