Palestinian residents of the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar confronted Israeli soldiers who stormed into the town, today, according to a local activist.
Mohammad Awad told WAFA that, after the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the town, residents pelted them with stones.
The soldiers fired back with a heavy barrage of teargas and rubber-coated metal bullets, causing several suffocation cases which were treated on the location.
Awad said the protests took place in a part of the town close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmi Tsur, built on expropriated Beit Ummar land.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.