Monday, April 5, 2010

Police say Gaza man detained in Israel

Bethlehem – Ma'an – Israeli Border Guards detained a Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip on Sunday, after pursuing him through the streets of the central Israeli city of Rishon Lezion, police said.

During the chase, police claimed, the suspect attacked an officer, causing bruising. As a result, backup forces were called to the scene, and fired warning shots in the air before detaining the man, reportedly working illegally in Israel.

An Israeli police spokesman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.