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3 detained in Israeli raid on Salfit civil defense HQ

March 21, 2014 12:56 P.M. (Updated: March 22, 2014 8:24 P.M.)
SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces stormed a headquarters of the Palestinian civil defense forces in Salfit in a dawn raid on Friday and detained three members.

A public relations official for the civil defense forces told Ma'an that an estimated 40 Israeli soldiers stormed the office and detained three military personnel working there on Friday.

He identified the detained as the assistant Rida Tisheer Madi, Corporal Nabil Mahmoud Beni Nemra, and the soldier Ahmad Abdallah Beni Nemra from Salfit.

The official said in a statement that Israeli forces broke and destroyed wireless devices and land lines, and also smashed and vandalized equipment in the office.

He added that the raid had lasted an hour.

An Israeli military spokesperson said that "three Palestinians were detained," adding that Israeli forces "uncovered a pistol in the house of one of the suspects."

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