Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded on Monday at dawn [June 24 2013] Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, kidnapped one resident, and shot two more during clashes that took place after the army invaded the town.Mohammad Awad, spokesperson of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, stated that the army invaded the town and kidnapped Ahmad Rashid Sabarna, 19, after breaking into his family’s home and violently searching it.
Sabarna is a former political prisoner who spent 14 months in Israeli prison. His arrest brings the number of Palestinians, kidnapped in the town since the begging of the year to 61, most of them are children.
Awad added that the soldiers fired dozens of rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at of local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at them.
Dozens of residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation, and two more were shot by rubber-coated bullets in the back and arm.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded the homes of Mahmoud Saleh Abu Ayyash, and Abdul-Aziz Mahmoud Abu Ayyash, and used the homes as military ports and monitoring towers.
In related news, soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians in Anabta and Qouseen villages, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.
The two have been identified as Zeid Abdul-Dayem, 20, from Anabta, and Osama Jouda Ta’ma, 27, from Qouseen.