Israeli incursion in Qalqilia leaves 3 Palestinians wounded 2007-10-10 19:36:15   Print

Special report: Internal situation in Palestine     

    RAMALLAH, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Three Palestinians were injured on Wednesday by Israeli troops' gunfire in northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, witnesses and hospital officials said.

    Witnesses said dozens of Israeli armored vehicles, personnel carries and jeeps stormed the city from different directions amid intensive gunfire.

    Dozens of young men confronted the Israeli army forces by stones and the soldiers dispersed them with live ammunition, "wounding three young men," according to residents. Medics said the three were in moderate conditions.

    In addition, the Israeli soldiers detained at least 10 peoples during their operation in Qalqilia which the Israeli Radio said is to look for wanted militants.

    Early on Wednesday, Israeli army forces arrested 15 Palestinians, including a city hall council member in the West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.

    Witnesses in the city of Bethlehem said Wednesday that an Israeli army force stormed the house of Yousef al-Natsheh, member of Bethlehem municipal council who is pro-Hamas.

    Also, the Israeli army raided several houses in the West Bank city of Nablus and detained five people, said Palestinian security sources.

Editor: Du Guodong
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