A n Israeli police force and army units attacked on Thursday morning homes of Palestinian families that live in Jerusalem's old city.

Witnesses said that soldiers fired tear gas and sound bombs at residents' homes then searched a number of them, during the search, witnesses added that police officers detained men and beat them up.

Eid Qawass, an owner of one of those homes was beaten up so badly that he had to be sent to a hospital, sources in the old city of Jerusalem reported.

Qawwas was harshly attacked by Israeli policemen who punched and kicked him. 

Local sources stated that the attack happened for no reason and that soldiers were attacking randomly the homes and gave no justifications.

Qawwas voiced an appeal to human rights groups to intervene for the protection of the Palestinians in Jerusalem and called on the residents to remain steadfast in their lands and homes as Israeli is attempting to force them out.