The Israeli army caused considerable damages to several homes in the West Bank town of Yatta, south of Hebron, and attacked three residents Tuesday.

Local sources in town reported that army troops, backed by military jeeps, invaded the Al Qfeer neighborhood and attacked a number of homes "looking for weapons."  The home searches coincided with the deployment of troops and installation of checkpoints around the town.

The sources confirmed that soldiers held up dozens of youths and checked their IDs at the new checkpoints. Meanwhile three residents were violently attacked by the soldiers after stopping their vehicles without even checking their identity cards.

The owners of the damaged homes were identified as Rateb Yousef Al jbur, Sulieman Awad Al Jundi, Mahmoud Ali Hushieyah and Mahmoud Mansour Fanshah in addition to other homes that belong to Al MAkhmarah Family.