Israeli forces arrest PA police officer near Kafr Qaddum
Published Friday 24/01/2014 (updated) 25/01/2014 21:47
QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces late Thursday arrested a Palestinian police officer at a checkpoint in a northern West Bank city, witnesses said.
Witnesses told Ma'an that Muhammad Shaker Ishtawi, 23, was arrested at a flying checkpoint at the entrance of Kafr Qaddum near Qalqiliya.
Ishtawi is an officer for the Palestinian Authority police force.
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.