Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Monday, Hebron city, and nearby towns of Beit Ummar and Yatta, in addition to the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, in southern West Bank, searched and ransacked many homes and abducted four Palestinians, in addition to wounding several others.

Mohammad Awad, a local nonviolent media activist in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, said that dozens of soldiers invaded Za’ta area in the town, and fired a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at locals, who protested the invasion, and several surrounding homes.

Awad added that many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed treatment by local medics.

He also stated that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in the town, before abducting Mohammad Ahmad Abu Mariya, 32, a former political prisoner who spent five years in Israeli jails.

In addition, the soldiers also invaded and searched homes in Hebron city, and abducted Mo’taz Deeb al-‘Oweiwi, 34.

Another Palestinian, identified as Eyad Ahmad Abu ‘Oleyyan, 18, was abducted from his home in Yatta town, south of Hebron, while Walid Hasan Mizyin, 44, was abducted from his home in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, after the soldiers invaded and searched their homes.