[Tuesday Evening, February 18, 2014] Israeli soldiers invaded the yards of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and neighborhoods in the city, and kidnapped seven young Palestinian men.Nasser Qous, head of the Jerusalem branch of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), said that dozens of soldiers stormed the yards of the mosque, and various neighborhoods in the Old City, assaulted the Palestinians, and kidnapped seven.

The kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Abdul-Karim al-Haddad, Wahid al-Bakry, Mohammad an-Natsha, Mustafa al-Joulany, Abdullah az-Zourba, Ziad Abu Hadwan and Mohammad D’eis, the Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported.

Qous said that five of the kidnapped Palestinians were taken prisoner from the yards of the Mosque, and that the army claimed they “were using fireworks”.

All of the kidnapped Palestinians were taken to the al-Qashla police station, near the Hebron Gate of the occupied Old City.