On Wednesday,
Israeli soldiers stationed at checkpoint 300 hundred also known as Gilo, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, closed it and attacked Palestinians hoping to worship in Jerusalem, with tear gas.

This checkpoint separates Hebron city and Bethlehem from Jerusalem, most of the worshippers were old people hoping  to  reach Jerusalem for  the special Ramadan prayers,Lialit AL Qader conducted on Wednesday at midnight.

Medical sources reported a number of injuries due to gas inhaled.

The Israeli army has closed all checkpoints of the apartheid wall around the city of Bethlehem, since early morning, severing the region  from Jerusalem.