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Israeli troops raid Beit Jala training center

May 22, 2013 2:39 P.M. (Updated: May 30, 2013 10:11 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided a vocational training center in the Bethlehem-area town of Beit Jala on Wednesday, witnesses said.

Military vehicles entered a northern area of Beit Jala and soldiers raided the center, which offers training courses to young people in handicrafts, IT and other vocational skills.

Soldiers confiscated the identity cards of employees at the center and erected a temporary checkpoint in the area. The purpose of the raid was not immediately clear.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not immediately return calls.

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