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Israeli army storms Palestinian civil defence headquarters in Salfit

The Israeli army stormed the Palestinian Civil Defence headquarters in the Salfit governorate in the northern part of central West Bank early on Friday morning and arrested three of its employees, according to a statement issued by the Palestinian government.

The Civil Defence Public Relations office revealed in a statement that: “Dozens of Israeli soldiers stormed the civil defence headquarters in Salfit at around 2:30 am and sabotaged the office’s equipment, wireless devices and landlines. The soldiers then arrested three Palestinian employees who were working the night shift: Rida Tayseer Madi, Nabeel Mahmoud Bani Nemra and Ahmed Abdullah Bani Nemreh.”

The statement added that, “The Israeli army stayed for nearly an hour, during which time they also destroyed the fire fighting equipment and office furniture.”

Neither the Israeli army nor the Palestinian side was available for immediate comment on the incident or its causes.

The Israeli military forces regularly invade Palestinian cities, villages and refugee camps in the West Bank and detain Palestinians under the pretext of security reasons.

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