Undercover Israeli forces raid Tulkarem in broad daylight
Published Monday 16/12/2013 (updated) 16/12/2013 18:01
TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- An undercover Israeli force on Monday raided Tulkarem in broad daylight and detained a former Palestinian prisoner staying at a guesthouse hotel in Tulkarem in the northern West Bank.
Palestinian security officials told Ma'an that undercover Israeli agents in plainclothes raided Nasif Pension in the city center in broad daylight and detained 25-year-old Muatasim Iraqi from the Izbat al-Jarad neighborhood.
Iraqi was staying in the pension with his mother. He was freed from Israeli jails in the prisoner swap deal between Israel and Hamas in 2011.
An Israeli army spokeswoman could confirm the detention, but was unable to comment further regarding the circumstances.
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.