RAMALLAH, Thursday, December 13, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces raided on Thursday evening the headquarters of the Palestine Olympic Committee in the city of Al-Bireh in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources.
Israeli soldiers raided the headquarters in an attempt to retrieve the tapes of the surveillance cameras. The soldiers forced the Committee‘s employees into a single room and physically assaulted some of them, according to a statement by the Committee.
However, P.O.C officials said they rejected to hand over the tapes to the Israeli army, at orders from P.O.C chief Jibril Rajoub.
Earlier, the Israeli military imposed total closure on Ramallah and Al-Bireh cities following a shooting attack to the northeast of the two cities that left at least three Israeli soldiers dead.
Army closed all checkpoints leading to Ramallah and Al-Bireh from all sides, and army jeeps entered the northern sections of the Al-Bireh apparently in pursuit of the attackers, who seem to have gotten away.