Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Karm Hadidon area, east of Battir town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and stopped the town’s local council from paving a new road.

The soldiers, accompanied by personnel of the “Civil Administration Office” invaded the area, and halted the work, under the allegation that the lands are in Area C of the occupied West Bank, under full Israeli military and administrative control.

Taiseer Qattoush, the Mayor of Battir, said the soldiers held his ID card, and ordered him to stop the work.

Qattoush added that the soldiers also fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, and tried to confiscate the machines used in the work.