Israeli soldiers assaulted dozens of female Palestinian students on Tuesday in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, injuring at least ten.Medical sources in Hebron reported that Israeli soldiers tried to force the students and several teachers to pass through electronic gates that include metal detectors and X-ray machines. When the young women refused and would not undergo degrading physical searches, soldiers harassed and tried to intimidate them, before useing gas grenades.
In related news, soldiers broke into the home of resident Abu Hashem, 44, of the Popular Resistance Committees, in the town of Beit Ummar near Hebron. After kidnapping him and taking him to an unknown destination, soldiers also forcefully took two of his sons. Abu Hashem was released a few hours later.
Soldiers also searched the home of Abu Hashem, using military hounds and causing excessive damage.
Clashes were reported between dozens of nearby residents and the invading Israeli military forces.
Troops also broke into and searched several homes in Beit Ummar, and the nearby town of Yatta.