Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several neighborhoods in Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, injured eight Palestinians with live fire, and many others with rubber-coated steel bullets. The soldiers also invaded a few communities near the town.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in Doura, and clashed with youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles on the military vehicles, while the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. The soldiers also fired on Palestinians shopping in a local market.

Sources in the Urgent Care Unit of Alia governmental hospital, in Hebron, said six Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and that one of them was moved to surgery, after he was also treated for the severe effects of tear gas inhalation. Dr. Wisam Abu Sneina described the injuries of the wounded Palestinians as mild-to-moderate.

The sources added that Red Crescent medics provided the needed aid to many Palestinians, who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and several others who were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Kharsa nearby village, and the areas of Shorafa, Kanar and Wad Ghneim, before breaking into many homes and searching them.

On Tuesday evening, the soldiers invaded Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and imposed curfew, forcing the entire town under house arrest until further notice.

In addition, the soldiers opened fire on a number of Palestinian homes, east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

On Tuesday at dawn, the soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Nablus and Tubas, in addition to kidnapping three Palestinians in Hebron, and six in Jerusalem.