PFLP members seized in Nablus raids
Published Friday 04/10/2013 (updated) 04/10/2013 18:29
The PFLP is Palestine`s leading leftist faction.
NABLUS (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces early on Friday morning raided several houses in Nablus amid clashes with Palestinian youths, and they detained two Popular Front leaders.
Israeli forces detained two PFLP leaders and took them to an unknown location, locals said.
Israeli forces raided the Ras al-Ein area in Nablus and the house of PFLP leader Zaher al-Shashteri, 47, and detained him. They also raided the house of Thabet Nassar, 37, and detained him.
Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces in different areas in the city.
Palestinians threw stones and empty bottles toward Israeli forces while Israeli forces fired stun grenades and tear gas toward Palestinians. Six Palestinians suffered tear-gas inhalation.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said five people were detained in the Nablus area overnight.
One was detained from a village southeast of Nablus, three from inside the city, and another from a village southwest of Nablu, the official told Ma'an.