Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, reported that nine residents were wounded and two were detained during clashes that took place after a youth died of wounds suffered April, 3, 2009. The youth was shot by the army last April and remained in a critical condition until he died on Monday. He was identified as Mahdi Abu Ayyash, 17. He was wounded during an invasion carried out by the Israeli army against Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron.

Medical sources said that six Palestinians were wounded by rubber-coated bullets on Monday, and that dozens of residents were treated by field medics after inhaling gas fired by the army.

Israeli soldiers declared the town a closed military zone, and sealed its entrances with sand barriers and concrete blocks.

Soldiers also occupied a house and used it as a military post after forcing the family in one room.

On Sunday at night, soldiers invaded an area in Hebron and kidnapped a man who works at a local gas station.

Troops also kidnapped another resident in Al Shiokh town in Hebron after invading it and breaking into several homes.

In related news, two Palestinians from Hebron were wounded on Monday morning after their vehicle flipped over while the army was chasing them. The two suffered moderate wounds.