soldiers invaded, late at night Tuesday, the towns of al-‘Ezariyya and Abu Dis, in occupied Jerusalem, and clashed with many local youths before firing gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers invaded the two towns, southeast of Jerusalem, from various directions, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, during clashes that lasted for several hours.

Palestinian medical sources said many residents suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed treatment.

In related news, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier on Wednesday, nine Palestinians, including two children, in the West Bank, including Jerusalem.