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Bethlehem residential building besieged, parts shelled and demolished

Oct. 12, 2008 10:45 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 12, 2008 10:45 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Israeli forces besieged a building on As-Saf Street at the south end of Bethlehem early on Sunday morning.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that more than 30 Israeli military vehicles raided the neighborhood, fired gunshots and shells at a building owned by Mahmoud Dweik forcing residents of the apartment building to evacuate and move to neighbors' homes.

Witnesses affirmed that Israeli forces started demolishing parts of the building and sealed the area preventing even students from getting to their schools in the neighborhood.

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