Soldiers shoot at al-Azza (image from mondoweiss)

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, shot and injured one Palestinian, and kidnapped three others in the camp, and in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot a young man, 22, with a live round in his thigh, after invading the refugee camp, and clashing with youngsters, who hurled stones at the invading forces. The wounded Palestinian suffered a moderate injury, and was moved to a local hospital for treatment.

The soldiers also invaded and searched many homes in the refugee camp, and kidnapped a young man, identified as Mohammad Issa al-Barbari, 22.

In addition, several military vehicles invaded Beit al-Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, broke into and searched many homes and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Amin Ali Thawabta, 17, and Mousa Yousef Deeriyya, 26.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the town from its eastern part, and were largely deployed around its mosque, before breaking into many homes and searching them.