At least nine people have sustained injuries after Israeli military forces stormed a town near the occupied Al-Quds, and engaged in clashes with a group of local residents.
Hani Halabia, a local activist, said the Israeli troops raided Abu Dis on Wednesday, triggering clashes with the locals. The soldiers fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd, forcing schools and classes at al-Quds University to close.
Halabia added that school children suffered breathing difficulties and had to be evacuated from schools as tear gas smoke had covered the area.
The activist further noted that one protester was struck by a live bullet, while the others were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets.