Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-âIsawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian families celebrating their siblingsâ high-school graduation, wounding eight residents, including a pregnant woman, in addition to abducting a father and two of his sons.
Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-âIsawiya, stated that several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers assaulted many residents near their homes.
He added that the soldiers also abducted Saâadi Mahmoud, in addition to his sons Mohammad and Ahmad.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said eight Palestinians were injured by the soldiers; two suffered injuries to their faces, four were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets; a pregnant woman suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and a young man suffered burns in his arm.
The soldiers also stopped and searched many Palestinian cars and interrogated several residents while inspecting their ID cards.
In related news, dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded Silwan town in Jerusalem, and drove through various streets and neighborhoods, while preventing the residents from leaving their homes.