Palestinian medical sources reported Saturday that several protesters were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation after the Israeli army attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and settlements, in Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli soldiers also invaded several nearby area and broke into several homes before kidnapping four residents. Local sources reported that, as the local, Israeli and international protesters, tried to march Palestinian lands in the area, soldiers fired gas bombs leading to several injuries.
The sources added that the army intensified its deployment especially at the main junction leading to Beit Ummar, and near Palestinian lands to the south of the town; the lands are under the immediate threat of being illegally confiscated by Israel for settlement construction and expansion.
In related news, soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, Hebron city, broke into and searched several homes before kidnapping four residents, including three brothers.
The army invaded a home that belongs to Al-Ajarma family and kidnapped Nimir, Salah and Mousa Al-Ajarma, and took them to an unknown destination. The fourth resident, identified as Monther Mousa Ash-Shweiky, was kidnapped from his home in the city; the army also ransacked his home and confiscated his personal computer.
The army also invaded Deir Al-Asal, Marah Al-Biqar, and Al-Majd areas, west of Hebron, and drove through their inner roads after blocking their main entrances; no arrests were reported.
Also on Saturday, several settlers attacked a number of homes in Ash-Shuhada Street, and in Tel Romeida, in Hebron.
Issa Amro, coordinator of the Youth Coalition Against Settlements, told the Quds Press News Agency that approximately 30 settlers conducted a series of attacks that included hurling stones at Palestinian homes and cards, and writing racist graffiti.