Clashes took place, on Friday afternoon, after Israeli soldiers invaded various areas in Hebron and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.In Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets during clashes with Palestinian youths near the main entrance of the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the city.

Similar clashes also took place in the Um Rokba area, close to Israeli bypass road #60, in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.

In addition, Mohammad ‘Awad, Spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said dozens of soldiers invaded the ‘Aseeda area at the main entrance of Beit Ummar, and clashed with local youths.

The soldiers fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated metal bullets on the Palestinian protesters.
The army claimed the invasion took place after a number of Palestinian youths hurled stones on settlers’ cars by bypass road #60.