Published today (updated) 20/05/2010 18:44
Bethlehem – Ma’an – Volunteers with the Palestinian Authority’s House to House settlement goods boycott campaign said Israeli forces entered the Husan village, west of Bethlehem, searching for them.
Volunteer Ahmad Jaz’ul told Ma’an that four Israeli military jeeps “raided the village at 1pm in the afternoon, searching for the campaign’s volunteers, stopping passer-bys and asking where we were.”
“We hid our uniforms and ID cards. Some volunteers stayed hidden in their homes until the Israeli army withdrew,” he added.
An Israeli military spokesman said around midday, rocks were hurled near the village which prompted a search for the suspects.
Approximately 3,000 volunteers are taking part in the PA’s door-to-door settlement goods boycott campaign, which includes the distribution of pamphlets and guidelines on how to participate in the embargo, and encouraging West Bank residents to sign the Karama (dignity) pledge, vowing to halt all purchase of produce made on illegal settlements.