Israeli forces detain Palestinian security officer near Nablus
Published Thursday 19/12/2013 (updated) 21/12/2013 20:20
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian security officer after ransacking his home in the northern West Bank early Thursday, locals said.
Witnesses told Ma'an that a number of Israeli military vehicles stormed the village of Beita south of Nablus and detained 24-year-old Radi Said Hamayil, an officer in the Palestinian presidential guard.
Hamayil was taken to Israel's Huwwara detention center in southern Nablus, locals said.
An Israeli army spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
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.