Israeli soldiers conducted, on Monday morning, an extensive military campaign targeting dozens of homes in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped ten Palestinians, after searching and ransacking their homes and property.Amjad Abu âAsab, head of the Jerusalem Detainees Committee, said the soldiers kidnapped Ehab al-Jallad, 39, from the al-âEesawiyya town, âAmro Abu âArafa, 28, and Mohammad Rokn,22, from Ras al-âAmoud, Fadi al-Jaâba, 26, from Jerusalemâs Old City, Jihad Taha from Silwan, and Jihad âOweidha, 40, from ath-Thoury neighborhood; all are former political prisoners.
He added that the soldiers also kidnapped two children identified as âAbed âIssa, 16, and âOmar Abu âAsab, 15, from the Shuâfat refugee camp, in addition to Mohammad âAwshaâ Mona, 20, and another Palestinian of the Bseiso family in the Old City.
Abu âAsab said the soldiers violently searched the homes of the kidnapped Palestinians, causing property damage, and moved them to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility, west of Jerusalem.
The official further stated that, on Sunday, an Israeli court ordered ordered a Palestinian woman, and two young men, from Nazareth, under further interrogation, after accusing them of âassaulting the police,â and âdisturbing the peace.â
He said Israel is deliberately targeting the Palestinians who try to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially amidst the escalating attacks carried out by Israeli fanatic groups.
Lawyer Mohammad Kteilat, of the Qodsona Foundation for Human Rights, said the police attacked and kidnapped Samiha Shahin while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in addition to kidnapping Mohammad Zoâabi, 17, and Ahmad al-Husseini, 17, as they were in the mosqueâs courtyards.