Palestinian medical sources in Ya’bod village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, reported Monday that several residents, including children, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after the army invaded the village, and fired gas bombs at several homes. The sources said that one of the wounded residents was moved to hospital after she suffered an asthma attack.
Resident Majdi Yassin Abu Baker, said that as he, his wife and their five children, were sitting at home, soldiers hurled several gas bombs into their property, and that his wife became unable to breathe and suffered an asthma attack after inhaling gas; she was moved to a hospital in Jenin.
His children were coughing, unable to see clearly and were throwing up due to the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Local sources reported that at least two military vehicles invaded an al-Maloul area, in Ya’bod, and fired gas bombs at dozens of homes leading to dozens of injuries; medics who arrived in the village treated the wounded residents for the effects of teargas inhalation.
The sources added that the army held and interrogated several youths while inspecting the ID cards, and even blindfolded them. They were all released before the army left the village.
Furthermore, soldiers were deployed extensively along the road between Ya’bod and the illegal Mabo Dotan settlement, while dozens of soldiers were deployed in olive orchards and farmlands in the area.