Palestinian boy wounded, house destroyed

Published September 6th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli occupation troops wounded Monday a Palestinian boy, arrested six others and dynamited a house in West Bank cities, witnesses and security sources said. 


Eyewitnesses from Selat al-Dhaher, south of Jenin, told WAFA that the 13-year-old Mohammed Zebeidi was shot in the shoulder when Israeli soldiers opened fire at the village houses. 


Witnesses added that Israeli soldiers broke into several houses in the village and arrested Ghassan Mos'ad, 24, together with an unidentified man. 


In addition, Israeli soldiers imposed a curfew on the village and prevented Palestinians from moving into and out of the village, witnesses said. 


Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers arrested four Palestinians in Ramallah, security sources said. 


The sources conveyed that several Israeli military armoured vehicles moved into Beit Rima and Deir Ghassasneh villages, near Ramallah, started an all-out search operation and arrested Falah al-Bargouti and his wife Rahma, Sa'da al-Asmar and Murad al-Rabi, leading them all into an unknown spot. 


Meanwhile, Israeli forces blew up a house in al-Dehaisheh Refugee Camp, south of Bethlehem. The massive explosion inflicted severe damage to neighboring houses. 


Earlier on Sunday, Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian men in the West Bank city of Hebron, security sources revealed. 


On the political front, two top Egyptian officials held talks in the West Bank Monday with Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat. 


Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit and Egypt's intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, discussed Israel's proposed pullout from the Gaza Strip. (

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