Undercover Israeli forces have detained three Palestinian youths in the north of the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, as a shooting was reported at an Israeli army checkpoint in the area, the official Palestinian News agency WAFA reported.
In a video of the incident, members of Israel’s undercover police unit were seen severely beating the three young men before being backed up by uniformed officers who arrested and abducted them.
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The incident took place after the police reportedly attacked them near a junction in the town of Hawara, south of Nablus city in the northern West Bank.
According to the WAFA, the young men are Muhammad Mishaal, from Nablus’s Old City, and Muhammad Ghassan Abu Huwailah and Fawzi Abu Lail from the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus.
Details surrounding the incident and its causes have not yet been revealed, but it comes amid a series of mass arrests and raids by Israeli police in the occupied West Bank in recent months.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)