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Israeli forces raid a school, TV station and various houses in Nablus

Written by admin  •  Tuesday, 24.02.2009, 13:13

Israeli forces invaded the West Bank city of Nablus early on Tuesday, raided a school and a local television station, and seized two people.

Witnesses told Ma’an that more than 30 Israeli military vehicles entered the Old City and the surrounding neighborhoods at 12:30am.

The soldiers destroyed the front doors of stores on An-Naser Street and other areas. The soldiers also raided the Thafer Al-Masri School near Ras Al-Ein in Nablus.

Israeli troops stormed the Asia TV station and imprisoned the director of the station, Ayman Al-Qadiri, and two employees in one room. Al-Qadiri said more than 25 soldiers also raided his home, which is in the same building as the television studio, and detained his family along with him and the employees until the soldiers left in the morning.

Al-Qadiri said that no equipment was confiscated, but that the soldiers switched off all the broadcasting equipment, and used the studio as a lookout position to monitor the nearby school as they were searching it.

Meanwhile, local sources told Ma’an Israeli forces stormed house of Imad Qandil in the old city and set off an explosive device in the kitchen, claiming that there was a tunnel under the house.

Israeli forces detained 18-year-old Samer Imad Qandil and his 20-year-old brother Ghazi. Soldiers stormed dozens of houses in the area.

Nablus Governor Jamal Muheisin condemned the Israeli raid, saying it showed Israel’s intention to maintain dominance over Nablus and interfere with the Palestinian AuthorityÂ’s to reassert its control in the city.

Muheisin urged President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to pressure Israel to stop its attacks on Nablus.

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