Several Palestinians have been injured, on Friday evening, and at least three, including a 10-year-old child, have been kidnapped, after Israeli soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The invasion is the second on Friday.Local sources said that dozens of soldiers invaded Silwan town and drove around in its neighborhoods before provoking many Palestinians, an issue that led to clashes.
Dozens of residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and many were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan has reported that the soldiers kidnapped a 10-year-old child identified as Odai Rajabi, along with two Palestinians identified as Samer Edkeidek and Ahmad Nader Odeh.
The Center said the soldiers violently assaulted the child before and after kidnapping him.
Rajabi was in front of his home, playing with his friends, when the soldiers invaded his neighborhood; the soldiers struck Rajabi with their guns and batons, in addition to kicking and slapping him.
Rajabi’s mother tried to stop the arrest but the soldiers hurled a concussion grenade at her.
The child was released after being interrogated for several hours; he suffered various cuts and bruises, including a deep cut which required four stitches, close to one of his eyes.
Clashes also took place in Ein al-Lozeh, Be’er Ayyoub and al-Hara al-Westa neighborhoods after the army invaded them; one Palestinian was lightly injured: http://silwanic.net/?p=52831
12-year-old Child Injured During Israeli Arrest Raid