Israel continues search for Hebron shooter
Published Tuesday 15/04/2014 (updated) 17/04/2014 17:32
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces deployed heavily in the village of Ithna southwest of Hebron and its vicinity Tuesday in search of suspected gunmen who shot and killed an Israeli settler a day earlier.
Israeli forces confiscated a number of security camera tapes belonging to shops on the main street, and used police dogs to search houses.
They have been roaming the area since shortly after the incident, and they imposed a lockdown on the village and called for reinforcements to help in the search.
A public relations officer in Ithna municipality told Ma’an that Israeli forces started to allow a few cars to leave the village, despite the continuous heavy presence of soldiers and checkpoints.
Witnesses said that Israeli forces interrogated people outside their homes, asking them if they saw anything suspicious.
Israeli forces detained brothers Sufian, 35, and Ahmad Abu Jheisha, 30, as they returned to the village from working in Israel, while other arrests from the village were also reported.
Clashes broke out earlier Monday in the village after Israeli forces raided it.