Four arrested after heated clashes in Beit Ummar

24/03/2011 – 05:37 PM

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Clashes broke out Wednesday night as Israeli soldiers infiltrated the town of Beit Ummar north of Al-Khalil with intent to arrest Palestinians there, locals reported.

They entered the town accompanied by undercover soldiers and arrested brothers Suhail and Omar Ibrigeith after assaulting them.

The undercover soldiers also assaulted a woman who is seven months pregnant during the operation, the sources added. She was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The undercover officers attacked and arrested Yousef Mohammed Ikhlil, 30, and an American sympathizer who was in the area to show solidarity with Palestinians whose land was threatened with confiscation.

The Israeli occupation force (IOF) brought a bulldozer to the town and blockaded the entrance with dirt after the clashes cooled down. Forces were also deployed and cars stopped to search for those who allegedly threw stones during clashes.

The IOF prohibited the travel of Palestinians in and out of the city through the military checkpoint set up at the main entrance of the town.

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