Israeli Forces Detain Eight Palestinians from Jerusalem, Hebron Districts

JERUSALEM, August 24, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces overnight detained eight Palestinians, including at least five minors, from Jerusalem and Hebron district, reported WAFA correspondent and security sources.

Six Palestinians, including five minors, were detained from Jerusalem district and another Palestinian was detained from Hebron district. Israeli police launched house-to-house raid and detention operation in several East Jerusalem towns and neighborhoods.

Police stormed al-Isawiya town to the north of the city, where they proceeded to detain a Palestinian minor after breaking into and ransacking his family’s house. The detainee was identified as Qusai Dari.

Israeli Police members also stormed Shu‘fat town to the north of the city, where they detained two Palestinian minors after breaking into and ransacking their families’ houses. The two minors remain unidentified until the moment.

They also raided ‘Anata town to the north of the city, where they proceeded to detain a young Palestinian after storming his house. The detainee was identified as Ahmad al-Sheikh.

Another Palestinian minor was detained during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Zaitoun, also known as al-Tur. The detainee was identified as Ahmad Ashayer, 17.

Furthermore, Israeli intelligence officers re-detained a Palestinian minor from the city shortly after he was released. The detainee was identified as Laith Abed-Rabbu, 16.

A Palestinian young woman was detained Monday morning from Bab Hatta (Hatta Gate) leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. However, she remains unidentified.

This came as police prevented Palestinian Muslim women’s access into the holy site. The women were stopped by police at al-Silsila Gate.

On the other hand, groups of settlers forced their way into the compound via al-Maghariba Gate (Moroccan Gate) protected by police, sparking tensions and prompting Palestinian worshippers to shout slogans in protest.

Meanwhile in Hebron city in the southern West Bank, forces detained a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house in al-Sheikh neighborhood. The detainee was identified as Yusuf Abu Hammad, 25.

 

 

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