BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian worker sustained serious injuries after falling in a construction site on Saturday following an Israeli police raid on the site where he was working, according to the Israeli police.
Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that police officers broke into a construction site in the Israeli city of Kiryat Malachi in search of Palestinian workers who did not have Israeli work permits.
According to al-Samri, police officers stopped three "suspects," one of whom "claimed his identity card was in a nearby place" and asked for permission to fetch it.
She added that police officers escorted the other two to a police vehicle parked near the construction site and waited for the third "suspect" to come back.
“After waiting enough time, police officers went back to the construction site to find the third suspect lying on the ground with serious injuries,” al-Samri said.
Al-Samri said the man was taken to hospital, and that Israeli police suspected that the worker fell while trying to run away.
Palestinian residents of the West Bank are not allowed to access occupied East Jerusalem or Israel without an Israel-issued permit. A number of Palestinians have been shot
while allegedly trying to cross into Jerusalem to work.