JERUSALEM, September 30, 2015 (WAFA) – At least 15 Palestinians were detained by Israeli police in and outside Jerusalem during predawn operations yesterday, while four others were detained by the Israeli army in the rest of the West Bank, according to local and security sources.
Local sources identified 15 Palestinians, including minors, who were detained by the Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood, in addition to the neighborhood district of Issawiya, and the towns of Hazma and Abu Dis.
The detainees in Hazma were identified as Hamada Abu-Khalil, Mohammad Askar, Malek Askar, Abdullah Askar, Hamad Omari, Ramz Kanaa, and Ibrahim Kasbeh.
Those who were detained in Issawiya were identified as Sari Mahmoud, Ahmad Abdullah Mahmoud, Ayoub Abu-Asab, and Yousef Darwish.
Detainess in Silwan neighborhood were identified as Akram Hassouneh, Yousef Abu-Mayala, Mohammad Abu-Gharbeye, and Mousa Abu-Mayala.
Also in Abu Dis, to the east of Jerusalem, a Palestinian, Majdi Afaneh, was detained, while another was notified to appear for interrogation.
This comes after days of escalation in the city marked by violent clashes in al-Aqsa Mosque, prompted by provocative visits by Jewish extremists to the Islamic site.
Meanwhile in the West Bank, at least four Palestinians were detained by the Israeli army in the districts of Hebron, Nablus and Bethlehem. The Israeli army detained 25-year-old Belal Ghnemat after raiding and searching his house in the town of Surif, north of Hebron.
Also in Bethlehehm, the army detained a Palestinian, 22-year-old Mahmoud Balboul, after raiding his house in the city at midnight.
Two other Palestinians were also detained in the villages of Madama and Tell, south of Nablus. They were identified as Waleed Asida, 24, and Abdul-Karim Zeyadeh, 28.