[Tuesday, March 04, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after dozens of soldiers invaded the Bartaâ€™a village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.The sources said that the soldiers fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets, causing several residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Soldiers also invaded a store in the village and searched it, causing excessive property damage. The store belongs to resident Zakariyya as-Saâ€™dy.
The soldiers withdrew from the village later on; no arrests have been reported.
In related news, soldiers invaded Yabâ€™ad town, near Jenin, and drove around while provoking local residents; no arrests have been reported.
In addition, soldiers placed concrete blocks sealing the Ramallah-Jalazoun road, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing a huge traffic jam and forcing Palestinian to seek alternate, mainly unpaved roads.