Friday March 15, 2013, Palestinian medical sources reported that five Palestinians, including two civil defense workers, suffered bone fractures, and the effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs, and concussion grenades at them in the Al-Khader town, south of the West bank city of Bethlehem.The Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA) reported that two civil defense workers were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli soldiers fired several gas bomber at them as they were trying to extinguish a fire near the Solomon Pools area.

The army fired dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades at wild trees in the area causing them to catch on fire.

WAFA added that three Palestinian youths, who were trying to help put the fire out, suffered fractures and bruises, in addition to the effects of teargas inhalations, after being directly struck by gas bombs fired by the army at them.

All of the wounded have been moved to the Beit Jala Governmental Hospital for treatment. All of the wounded suffered moderate injuries, medical sources said.