Israeli soldiers invaded, late at night and on Sunday at dawn, Sa’ir town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, injured at least four Palestinians and kidnapped three others. The army said it invaded the town after an Israeli settler was injured by live fire while driving on a bypass road.
Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers invaded Sa’ir town, after completely surrounding and isolating it, and clashed with dozens of local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading vehicles.
The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs; medical sources said four Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and scores suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The soldiers also stormed and violently searched many homes and stores, in addition to confiscating several surveillance tapes and equipment.
In Hebron city, the soldiers kidnapped Mahmoud Mohammad Motawe’, 20, after violently searching his home.
In addition, the army invaded the towns of Doura, Yatta, Sammoa’ and Tarqoumia, searched many homes and kidnapped Shadi Mohammad ‘Oleyyan, from Sammoa’, and Shadi al-Masri, from Tarqoumia.
The soldiers also summoned many Palestinians for interrogation, especially in Sammoa’, Yatta and Doura.
One Palestinian, identified as Bassam Mahmoud Tbeish, was shot with an Israeli army round in the Ramadeen area, south of Hebron, before medics moved him to a hospital in Hebron city.