Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Saturday evening, that several residents received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs at homes in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Army also kidnapped a Palestinian, and wounded another.Media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Ummar, Mohammad ‘Ayyad ‘Awad, has reported that several Israeli military vehicles invaded the ath-Thaher area, in the town, and clashed with local youths.
The army fired rubber-coated metal bullets, and several gas bombs, causing many residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Soldiers also detained a few residents, and used them as human shields while advancing into the town’s neighborhoods.
In addition, several soldiers attacked and violently beat a young Palestinian man, identified as Anas at-Tubasi, near the Etzion Junction, causing a head injury.
Local medics moved the wounded Palestinian to the Hebron Governmental Hospital.
‘Awad also stated that the army kidnapped ‘Ayesh Sabri ‘Awad, 20 years of age, after stopping him on a sudden roadblock, at the main entrance of Beit Ummar.