Israeli forces raid Duheisha near Bethlehem, detain 4
Published Tuesday 10/12/2013 (updated) 11/12/2013 16:08
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces stormed Duheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank early Tuesday morning and detained four young men.
Locals told Ma'an that undercover Israeli forces entered the camp in a civilian vehicle and detained four young men after ransacking their homes.
They were identified as Murad Zghari, 24, his brother Ashraf, 18, Muhammad Abid Rabbo, 20, and Tamir Shueibat, in his twenties.
The sources highlighted that during the raid, local young men hurled stones at the Israeli soldiers who fired tear gas and rubber-coated bullets back at them.
An Israeli spokeswoman said she only knew of one detention in Duheisha, which was for participation in "illegal activities."
Duheisha refugee camp is located in Area A, the less than 20% of the West Bank that is under Palestinian civil and military control according to the Oslo Accords.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.