Israeli forces detain 2 near Bethlehem

12:33 Oct 9 2011 al-Khader

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police detained two men in al-Khader in south Bethlehem on Sunday afternoon, witnesses said.

Forces raided the family's house and used spray-gas to disable Raed Salah and Muhammad al-Sarafandi before detaining them, locals told Ma'an.

A pregnant relative who tried to intervene was also sprayed, they said, adding that Israeli medical services transferred her to Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem

The family live near the Efrata Jewish-only settlement, locals said.

An Israeli police spokesman and army spokeswoman both said they were not familiar with the incident.
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