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Israeli forces raid Qabatiya, erect checkpoint at one entrance

Aug. 20, 2008 11:37 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 20, 2008 11:37 A.M.)
Jenin - Ma'an - Israeli troops forced their way into houses in the northern West Bank town of Qabatiya during a pre-dawn raid on Wednesday, witnesses said.

Local sources said that seven military vehicles stormed the town at 3am and ransacked houses in western neighborhood of the town, forcing sleeping civilians into the street.

The sources added that Israeli troops spread out through the town, shooting their weapons. No one was arrested.

Security sources said that Israeli forces sat up a military checkpoint on the road connecting Qabatiya and the neighboring village of Misliyam, where they inspected identity cards and searched vehicles.

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