Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday morning, Beit Ummar town, northwest of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, before storming and violently searching homes, causing serious damage, and shot a child with a rubber-coated steel bullet, while many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers invaded the al-Baq’a and Safa areas, in Beit Ummar, smashed front doors of some homes, searched them, and interrogated the families.

During the invasions, the soldiers used K9 units to search the homes of Bassam Badawi Ekhlayyel and Ra’ed Ahmad ‘Aadi, before smashing inner doors of the two properties, and removed tiles in addition to causing damage to the furniture.

The invasion lasted about two hours, while dozens of Palestinians protested and hurled stones at the military jeeps, and the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

The soldiers shot a child, 16 years of age, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his leg, before local Red Crescent medics provided him with the needed treatment, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.