Israeli soldiers invaded on Monday, at night, the town of Ya’bad, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, shot and injured a Palestinian child, and kidnapped several residents.Eyewitnesses have reported that clashes took place between the invading soldiers and local youth, and that the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs.

The clashes took place in different parts of the town, focusing mainly on the school district, and another area where local workshops are located.

Medical sources said the wounded child, identified as Imad Herzallah, 14 years of age, was shot with a live round to the shoulder, and was moved to a local hospital.

In addition, soldiers kidnapped four children in the town, and took them to a nearby military and security base.

The kidnapped children have been identified as Mohammad Ma’moun ‘Amarna, 13, Sadeq Abu Bakr, 14, Khaled ‘Arafat ‘Amro, 15, and Ekrima Khaled ‘Amarna.

Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers also fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition, concussion grenades and gas bombs at a number of homes and stores, causing dozens of residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.