Israeli forces stormed a headquarters of the Palestinian civil defense forces in Salfit, detaining three members, in a dawn raid conducted on Friday.A public relations official for the civil defense forces told Ma’an that an estimated 40 Israeli soldiers stormed the office and detained three military personnel working there.

He identified the detained as assistant Rida Tisheer Madi, Corporal Nabil Mahmoud Beni Nemra, and the soldier Ahmad Abdallah Beni Nemra, from Salfit.

The official said, in a statement, that Israeli forces destroyed wireless devices and land lines, and also vandalized equipment in the office, adding that the raid lasted for an hour.

An Israeli military spokesperson said that ‘three Palestinians were detained,’ adding that Israeli forces ‘uncovered a pistol in the house of one of the suspects.’