Two Palestinian young men were taken prisoners and four others suffered bullet injuries on Monday morning after Israeli troops stormed al-Deheisheh refugee camp south of Bethlehem. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that a unit of Israeli special troops entered the camp at about six o’clock in the morning aboard a large civilian vehicle with Palestinian license plates and kidnapped two young men from their homes.
The two detainees were identified as Yazan Hijazi and Mustafa al-Hasanat. Immediately following these arrests, military reinforcements rushed to the camp and clashed with local young men, who threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the invading troops. One soldier was reportedly injured when a stone hit his face. Homemade explosive devices were also detonated during the events, which caused a state of confusion and panic among the soldiers and prompted them to withdraw from the camp.
Consequently, four young men suffered live bullet injuries and were taken to a hospital in Beit Jala. Meanwhile, another Israeli military force stormed Hindaza village and Taqua town east of Bethlehem and kidnapped 17-year-old Abdullah Yousef and Mustafa Taleb from al-Badan family.