Wednesday, August 29, 2007
"Tulkarem – Ma'an – A Palestinian police unit was attacked and shot at in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem on Wednesday as they tried to make arrests.
The police vehicles were attacked as they tried to execute a court order to arrest the men.
Ma'an's correspondent reported that Palestinian security forces besieged the Iktaba neighbourhood, north east Tulkarem, and demanded the men surrender. However, several tried to resist, and they were joined by a group of women, who threw stones at the police vehicles and which enabled some of the men to run away.
The director of Tulkarem police, Mohammad Ayyash explained that the neighbourhood was now under police control and three assailants had been arrested along with some of the women.
Ayyash told our reporter that the men are alleged to have been involved in attacks on homes in the area in an old clan dispute. "