Witnesses: 2 teens detained at Bethlehem protest
Published Thursday 13/12/2012 (updated) 15/12/2012 12:34
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian children were detained by Israeli forces on Thursday afternoon during a protest against the killing of a teenager in Hebron a day earlier, according to witnesses.
A demonstration was held near Bethlehem's Aida refugee camp to condemn the fatal shooting of Muhammad Salaymeh in Hebron's Old City on Wednesday.
Israeli troops seized Hilmy al-Qaisi, 15, near the area, relatives told Ma'an. The other child was identified as 12-year-old Motasem al-Amir by Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa.
An Israeli army spokesman said he believed it was a police matter, but a police spokesman said he was not aware of the incident.