Israeli soldiers invaded on Thursday the Bank city of Hebron, and the neighing villages of Yatta, Bani Neim, Sa’ir, and Beit Ummar, east and north east of Hebron; four residents were injured during clashes which erupted in the villages.

The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that soldiers broke into an office which belongs to Hebron municipality and searched it after destroying its doors; damage was reported to the furniture.

Also, soldiers searched several neighborhoods in the city, and interrogated the residents, especially in the neighborhoods of Ras Al Joura, Al Salam, Be’er Al Mahjar, and the University Junction area.

In a related incident, soldiers invaded the villages of Yatta, Bani Neim and Beit Ummar, and Sa’ir near Hebron and conducted military searches of homes after closing the entrances of the four villages.

Four residents were injured during clashes which erupted in the villages, after the soldiers invaded them and installed dozens of roadblocks.

A local source in Hebron reported that dozens of school students were peacefully protesting in the streets and marking the first anniversary of the death of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

Soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the students; several students suffocated after inhaling gas, and received medical treatment.

Soldiers closed Hebron and all of its surrounded villages, and intensified military presence in the villages and around them. Main roads and streets leading to the villages were also closed.