Monday, August 24, 2009

Palestinian workers injured in Israel after police chase

Published yesterday (updated) 24/08/2009
Bethlehem – Ma’an – Twelve Palestinian workers from the West Bank were injured in a car accident near a Kibutz in the Negev desert in Israel on Monday after Israeli border guards chased them.

According to Israeli sources, border guards perceived three cars as suspicious and chased them. During the chase one car overturned and the workers in the car were injured.

In the same regard, Israeli forces detained three Arab residents of the city of Rahat, also in the Negev, on charges of helping Palestinian workers sneak into Israel from the West Bank. Israeli authorities claimed the workers injured in the road accident were had entered without work permits.

Medical sources said two of the injured Palestinians sustained moderate wounds and the rest were slightly injured.