Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and clashed with local youths, causing scores of residents to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.   

Media sources in Qabatia said the invasion was carried out by a large military force, and that the soldiers broke into many homes and violently searching them.

The soldiers also occupied the rooftop of a home belonging to Mohammad Abdul-Rahman Abu Zeid, and used it as a military tower.

The head of the Emergency Unit of the Red Crescent in Qabatia, Mustafa Kamil, said scores of residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, after the soldiers invaded the center of the town, the schools’ area and the local taxi station area.

He added that one of the wounded Palestinians is a woman, identified as Faiza ‘Aref Abu Zeid, who suffers from respiratory issues and chronic conditions.