On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers shot three young Palestinian men, caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, and abducted eighteen in Beit Ummar and Surif towns, north, and northwest of Hebron.

Several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar before the soldiers stormed, ransacked many homes, and abducted seventeen Palestinians.

Media sources said many Palestinians protested the invasion before the soldiers shot three young men with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Local media activist Mohammad Awad said the soldiers interrogated dozens of residents while ransacking their homes in Beit Ummar and abducted seventeen Palestinians, including siblings and several former political prisoners.

He said the soldiers abducted Mershed Mohammad Awad, 45, Mahdi Mohammad Mershed Awad, Ashraf Ali Sabarna, 40, Qasem Khaled Al-Allami, 18, Sharif Zohdi Awad, 18, Mohammad Zohdi Awad, 17, Mohammad Rifat Sleibi, 22, Amin Emad Sleibi, Qais Mohammad Abu Mariya, 21, Obai Yousef Abu Mariya, 17, Majd Zoheir Moqbel, 18, Bassam Al-Allami, Jawdat Suleiman Bahar, Ahmad Yousef Alqam, Malek Walid Sabarna, Mohammad Bassem Ekhmayyes, and Bilal Za’aqeeq.

The soldiers also invaded Surif town, northwest of Hebron, searched homes, and abducted a former political prisoner, Osaid Abu Khdeir.