Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, a Palestinian child, only nine years of age, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers also invaded Beit Awwa, southwest of Hebron.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaher area, in Beit Ummar town, and abducted a child, identified as Qussai Ibrahim Fawzi al-Ja’ar, only nine years of age, and took him to a nearby military base.

They added that the child was abducted by the soldiers while playing in th4 front yard of his parent’s home.

His family tried to speak with the soldiers and pleaded with them to release him, but they started firing live rounds in the air, before driving the child to a military base in the nearby illegal Karmie Tzur colony.

In related news, several army jeeps invaded, on Friday evening, Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron, and fired gas bombs at Palestinians, in addition to homes and stores.

The soldiers forced many stores shut and closed the gate which was installed at the main entrance of the town.