An Israeli soldier was shot and lightly wounded in Nablus Thursday, and troops rounded up Palestinian suspects and clamped a curfew on the occupied West Bank's largest city, the army said.

It was the first incident of a soldier being shot since Sgt. Moshe Katz, 28, was killed in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on March 20.

An Arab witness said the suspects were made to stand on one foot while being questioned.

Also Thursday, dozens of Jewish settlers, some donning prayer shawls, blocked a major West Bank highway for two hours to demand harsh army action against Palestinian firebombers.