Several Palestinian police officers were injured on Tuesday morning in Al Obaidiyya village near the West Bank city of Bethlehem during clashes with car thieves, local sources reported.

Police sources reported that five policemen including sergeant, Yousef Thweib, sustained light injures during the clashes.

The clashes took broke out when the policemen were delivering orders to a suspect in a property damage and car theft case in the village when some men hurled stones at the officers and injured them, the Police sources added.

Backup was called to the area and three of the attackers were arrested, residents in the village condemned the attack and expressed their support to the police.