Israeli forces set up military base in Palestinian home
Published Sunday 20/04/2014 (updated) 22/04/2014 17:21
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces in the Bethlehem district on Sunday set up a military base on the roof of a Palestinian house, a Ma'an reporter said.
In the village of Tuqu southeast of Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers climbed to the rooftop of a house belonging to Nayef Hussein Moussa.
The soldiers stationed machine guns on the roof and installed cameras to monitor the movement of Palestinians on a road that connects Jerusalem to illegal Israeli settlements in Hebron.
Tuqu's municipality condemned the Israeli move, calling on the Palestinian military liaison office to intervene.
An Israeli military spokesman said the army carried out "routine activity" in Tuqu on Sunday, but would not elaborate.
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.