Several Palestinians have been injured, on Saturday at dawn, during clashes that took place after Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.
Mohammad Awad, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Beit Ummar, said the clashes took place in the center of the town, after the soldiers invaded it, and removed posters of Khaled Ahmad Ekhlayyel, who was killed by army fire on October 30, 2016.
The soldiers climbed on top of the mosque at the center of the town, and removed all posters of Ekhlayyel.
The invasion led to clashes between the soldiers and many local youths, who hurled stones at the invading vehicles, while the army fired many gas bombs, causing scores of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Awad stated that the soldiers also invaded Ekhlayyel’s home, in the al-Baq’a area in Beit Ummar, violently searched the while interrogating his father, and confiscated Palestinian flags and posters of the slain young man.
It addition, the soldiers invaded the home of Mohammad Za’aqeeq, and summoned his son, Yousef, 26, for interrogation at the Etzion military base and security center.
On Friday evening, the soldiers closed the main entrance of Shuhada Street, in the center of Hebron city, and prevented all residents and cars from crossing.