The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, reported that undercover forces of the Israeli army kidnapped, on Saturday evening, several Palestinian youths and children in the town, and added that Israeli soldiers were extensively deployed in the town and in different areas in the occupied city.The Center said that three of the kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad Al-Abbassy, 15, Khalil Abu Sanad, 17, and Mahmoud Sarhan, 17.

It also reported that initial information revealed that the army kidnapped 4 children in Al-Ein area in Silwan, but added that local sources said that more youths and children have been kidnapped and were severely beaten by the army during the course of their arrest.

The army sealed the area and prevented the residents from entering or leaving it.

Several extremist Israeli settlers gathered in the area chanting slogans against the Palestinians and calling on the army to beat and even kill the kidnapped youths, the center reported.