JERUSALEM, Feb 8, 2010 - Israeli security forces raided on Monday a Palestinian refugee camp in annexed east Jerusalem, arresting 11 people in what police said was an operation aimed at ''putting order'' in the area.
Dozens of police and border police forces in jeeps entered the densely-populated Shuafat camp in the north of occupied east Jerusalem after midnight, witnesses and police said.
Eleven Palestinians have so far been arrested over suspicions of tax evasion, debts to the municipality as well as involvement in criminal activities and violent disturbances, police spokesman Shmuel Ben Rubi said.
''We want to put some order into this village,'' he told AFP, adding that the operation will last ''as long as necessary.''
Israel captured east Jerusalem with the rest of the West Bank in the Six Day War of 1967 and annexed it later in a move never recognised by the international community.
Israeli security forces raided the Palestinian Shuafat refugee camp in annexed east Jerusalem, arresting 11 people.
Israel views the whole city as its ''eternal, indivisible'' capital while the Palestinians are determined to make the city's eastern part the capital of their promised state.