A group of infiltrators Monday midnight broke into Beit Jala Governmental hospital, threatening the people who rushed to its yards to check on two Palestinian youngsters who were shot on the District Coordination Office (DCO) Israeli checkpoint in Beit Jala town, central West Bank.
An hour before the break in, eyewitnesses said that Israeli soldiers opened fire on a car, injuring two Palestinian youngsters.
The two Palestinians were reportedly wounded, Nabil Shweiki (21) in his right shoulder and Mahmoud Shweiki (18) in his leg, on the DCO checkpoint in Beit Jala, Bethlehem. They were both moved to the Beit Jala governmental hospital for treatment.
Israeli occupation forces following the incident broke into the town. Military patrols were roaming the streets putting flying checkpoints in the neighborhoods.
The infiltrators were reportedly trying to kidnap the two youngster for unknown reasons. However, it is not the first time a Palestinian is kidnapped in such circumstances.
The undercover agents who attacked the hospital study Arabic language and culture as a cover to blend in with the people. These units are also called “Israeli death units” since they are involved in many kidnappings and criminal acts against Palestinians.
In an earlier version of this article, there was an error in the translation of the Arabic word “Musta’ribeen” which within the Palestinian context means agents who pretend to be Arab. However, the previous article translated this into “Arabists” which in the English context means someone who specializes in the study of Arabic language and culture.