Israeli soldiers caused, on Saturday evening, several Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the al-Madabe’ area, in the western part of Beit Ummar, and installed a roadblock, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and photographed their license plates and registration documents.

They added that many Palestinians protested the invasion, and hurled stones at the soldiers, who fired gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Red Crescent in Hebron said many residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed treatment.