Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Sunday, the town of Teqoua’, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Local activist Mustafa al-Badan said the military vehicles invaded several areas in the town, especially around the local schools, and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians who protested the invasion.

Al-Badan added that the soldiers detained one Palestinian, identified as Ayman Mohammad Froukh, and interrogated him for a few hours before releasing him.

The soldiers also closed the iron gate at the northern entrance of the town, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing, while many army jeeps were also deployed on roads around the town.