3 Palestinians detained near Bethlehem
Published Tuesday 08/05/2012 (updated) 09/05/2012 16:17
Israeli border police are seen patrolling in Hebron (MaanImages/File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained three Palestinians Tuesday during a raid of their houses in Herodium area east of Bethlehem, locals told Ma'an.
Some 20 vehicles raided the village at around 10 a.m., and forces used dogs to conducts searches which damaged furniture and belongings inside the homes.
Ali Abu Mahamed, 31, Ibrahim Abu Mahamed, 55, and his wife Shadia Abu Mahamed, 48, were detained in the raid, Palestinians in the village explained.
An Israeli security official said the incident was related to police activity.
Earlier, the Israeli army said 12 Palestinians were detained overnight.