Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, late on Wednesday night, various Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, and clashed with dozens of local youth, causing dozens of injuries. An elderly man was kidnapped in the al-Aqsa Mosque, Thursday.Local sources said the soldiers and police invaded various Arab neighborhoods in the occupied holy city, an issue that led to violent clashes between them and dozens of local youths. Medical sources reported several injuries among the Palestinians.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded Sur Baher town, south of Jerusalem, and initiated one of the largest home invasions and searches, causing excessive property damage.

Soldiers also invaded the as-Suwwana neighborhood, and kidnapped one Palestinian identified as Mohammad Shehab, before taking him to an interrogation facility in the city.

Medical sources have reported that dozens of Palestinians received treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation, while several residents have been shot and injured by rubber-coated metal bullets.

In the Old City, clashes took place between dozens of invading soldiers and local youth on al-Wad street, leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The clashes led to dozens of injuries among the Palestinians, and the army stormed and ransacked several homes.

Late on Wednesday at night, soldiers invaded Bab Hatta neighborhood, adjacent to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the Old City, and clashed with local youth.

Clashes also took place near the northern entrance of the ar-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, where the soldiers fired gas bombs, firebombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated metal bullets.

Furthermore, eyewitnesses said an Israeli military bulldozer and various jeeps invaded Shu’fat town, in Jerusalem, raising fear that the army intends to demolish the Ribat Mosque that is still under construction, WAFA said.

On Thursday morning, soldiers kidnapped an elderly Palestinian man from one of the yards of the al-Aqsa Mosque, and took him to an interrogation facility in the city.

The man was kidnapped after a number of Palestinians stopped several Israelis from storming the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.