8 Palestinians Kidnapped in East Jerusalem

March 3, 2015 1:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0
03 Mar
1:35 AM

Israeli forces abducted eight Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, including three teenagers, Monday at dawn, prisoner rights group Addameer said.Lawyer for Addameer, Muhammad Mahmoud, said that Yousuf Abu Jumaah, Mahdi al-Sayyad, Muhannad Gheith, Basil al-Halabi, and Kamal al-Alami were detained in al-Tur, while Khalil al-Shawish, Maamoon Gheith and Masour Salim were arrested in the Old City.

Israeli forces in the occupied territories routinely arrest Palestinians, usually on the pretext of ‘security questioning’, Ma’an further reports.

East Jerusalem was occupied in 1967 by Israeli military forces and later annexed in a move not recognized internationally.

Israeli soldiers also kidnapped, Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in Nablus, Ramallah and Bethlehem.

See also: Palestinian Children Subjected to Torture in Israeli Prisons

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