At dawn on Wednesday undercover forces of the Israeli army kidnapped two children, ages 14 and 10, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem. On Tuesday, the undercover forces kidnapped a 12-year-old child in Ath-Thoury neighborhood in Silwan.
The two children who were kidnapped on Wednesday at dawn were identified as Hani Sarhan, 14, and Taha Sarhan, 10.
On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped Adnan Al-Joulani, 12, from Ath-Thoury neighborhood, and took him to an Israeli Police Center in Talpiot area.
The Al-Joulani family stated that their son was picnicking with his friends in the meadows of the Jabal Al-Mukabber area in East Jerusalem, and was kidnapped while on his way back home. His brother, Shadi, stated that the police claimed Adnan was carrying stones in his hands when he was kidnapped, but the family denied the Israeli claims and stated that what their son carried was a football. The Police interrogated Al-Joulani for several hours and released him on 500 NIS bail.
Several human rights groups recently warned of a sharp increase in arrests of Palestinian children in Occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers broke into and searched several homes in the Silwan area according to Radio Bethlehem 2000, based in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.