[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 Barta‚Äôa 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-Sa‚Äôdy.
The soldiers withdrew from the village later on; no arrests have been reported.
In related news, soldiers invaded Yab‚Äôad 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.