Several Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, earlier on Monday, during clashes that took place after Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Soldiers also searched homes, kidnapped one Palestinian.Rateb Jabour, media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar town, said the several army vehicles invaded the al-Batn area, and clashed with local youths.
Jabour added that several residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received treatment by local medics.
The soldiers also invaded a home, belonging to resident Suleiman Ali Mohammad Abu Ayyash, before searching and ransacking his property.
In addition, soldiers installed a roadblock on the main entrance of Beit Ummar, stopped and searched dozens of cars while examining the ID cards of the passengers and kidnapped one Palestinian identified as Salah al-âAllami, 28 years of age.
The kidnapped Palestinian was moved to a military base, near the Karmie Tzur illegal settlement, built on Palestinian lands, south of Beit Ummar.
The soldiers also handed Khalil Abu Mariya, 28 years of age, a military order for interrogation in the Gush Etzion base, and detained several Palestinians while searching their cars and inspecting their ID cards.
In addition, troops installed a number of roadblocks on the main entrances of Saâir and Halhoul towns, north of Hebron, also searched cars while inspecting the ID cards of the passengers.