Tuesday, Jan. 24
Latest News
  1. UNRWA: 'Don't forget over half a million Palestinians from Syria'
  2. Israel to return body of slain Palestinian math teacher
  3. Palestinian prisoners threaten to launch solidarity hunger strike
  4. Israel launches investigation into Palestinian teen's killing in Tuqu
  5. Palestinian dies after falling from Gaza building, 6 injured in fire
  6. Israeli court releases 4 Palestinian activists, extends detention of 2
  7. Israeli settlers indicted for assaulting Palestinian farmers
  8. Protests continue as rights groups demand probe into Umm al-Hiran raid
  9. Israel demolishes 9 Palestinian structures in Jordan Valley
  10. US in 'beginning stages' of embassy move talks

Israeli forces raid lathing workshops in Qalqiliya

Aug. 1, 2016 6:52 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 1, 2016 6:52 P.M.)
QALQILIYA (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces, escorted by military vehicles and a crane, raided a number of lathing workshops in Qalqiliya early on Monday morning, locals said.

Israeli forces broke the doors, forcefully entered and searched at least two lathing workshops in Qalqiliya in the northern occupied West Bank, whose owners were identified as Ibrahim Shreem and Yousif Hamdan.

Israeli forces also reportedly confiscated equipment from a lathing workshop in Baqa, a town in the southern Qalqiliya district, and arrested its owner, Khalil Idris.

The Palestinian civil defense said that that Israeli forces also launched tear gas and sound bombs at a nearby house belonging to Mousa Sweilh, setting its balcony on fire.

Israeli forces reportedly prevented Palestinian civil defense crews from reaching the house and extinguishing the fire, with the Palestinian defense claiming that the soldiers also fired sound bombs at the fire truck.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that they were looking into the reports.

Israeli forces have raided a number of Palestinian workshops in past months, claiming that they were used to manufacture weapons.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons as of May.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017