At least 15 Israeli military jeeps stormed on Tuesday noon the West Bank city of Bethlehem, IMEMC learned.
According to an IMEMC correspondent, the Israeli incursion started Tuesday at midday as Israeli jeeps entered the city from several directions. Several jeeps stormed the nearby town of Beit Sahour and local youth hurled stones at them.
The standoff lasted for half an hour before the jeeps left the town and headed back to Bethlehem.
Palestinian security sources in Bethlehem said that no kidnapping or injuries have been reported. The sources added that invading forces left the Bethlehem area on Tuesday afternoon.
Update from: Israeli military jeeps storm Bethlehem
Tuesday February 26, 2008 14:06 by Ghassan Bannoura – IMEMC Exclusive
IMEMC learned that on Tuesday, at least 15 Israeli military jeeps stormed the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
According to an IMEMC correspondent, the Israeli incursion into the city came abruptly and scores of local youth threw stones at the Israeli forces.
No casualities have been reported at this time.
Israeli incursions into the West Bank areas occur from time to time, as the Israeli army maintains a gripping control over the occupied West Bank, with many Jewish settlements and an Apartheid Wall existing on Palestinian-owned lands.
To be continuedâ€¦