Undercover Israeli force raids center of Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Friday, An undercover Israeli force on Friday evening raided a mosque in the center of Ramallah city in the occupied West Bank and kidnapped one of its employees.

WAFA correspondent said an undercover Israeli force of about 10 combatants accompanied by sniffer dogs raided Jamal Abdul-Nasser Mosque in the center of the city and kidnapped Hamza Ghanem, an employee of the Ministry of Awkaf – in charge of worship places – while at his work.

The attacking force confiscated the surveillance cameras of the mosque. An Israeli army force later arrived at the scene to secure the pullout of the undercover force, provoking clashes with locals.

The Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, lightly injuring three Palestinians.

Minister of Awkaf, Yousi Id’ais, condemned the Israeli attack on the mosque and reiterated calls on the international community to protect Muslim and Christian holy places in Palestine from Israeli attacks.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)