Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Wednesday at night and Thursday morning, fourteen Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, including one of the guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.A worker of the Islamic Waqf Department said the soldiers kidnapped Hamza Nimir, one of the mosque guards, and took him to Beit Eliyahu police station, before moving him to the al-Qashla station, near the Hebron Gate.

The Palestinian was kidnapped after arguing with a soldier who was harassing worshipers, marking Eid Al-Adha Muslim feast.

The soldiers also invaded and searched Palestinian homes in various neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, and kidnapped 13 Palestinians, including several children, allegedly for involvement in recent clashes with the army and police.

Head of the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) Nasser Qous condemned the Israeli escalation and violations in occupied Jerusalem, and said the soldiers and police have kidnapped more than 160 Palestinians, in the last eleven days.

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Soldiers Kidnap Nine Palestinians In Jerusalem
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:48:02

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the first day of Eid al-Adha Muslim feast, Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped eight Palestinians, while one Palestinian was kidnapped in Sur Baher village.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that several military vehicles invaded Ras al-‘Amoud, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched a number of homes, and kidnapped eight young Palestinian men.

Silwanic said the kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Rami Hisham Abu Ramouz, 24, Mohammad Hisham Abu Ramouz, 20, Bakr ‘Oweis, 17, Malek Shweiki, 17, Mohammad Marwan ‘Annous, 17, Ayman Marwan ‘Annous, Mohammad Nidal Abu Mayyala, and ‘Ammar Nidal Abu Mayyala.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, and a concussion grenade, into the yard of a home in Ras al-‘Amoud, before handing a young man a military order for interrogation.

Similar orders were handed to several other local youths in the area, Silwanic said.

In addition, soldiers invaded Sur Baher village, in Jerusalem, and searched a number of homes, before kidnapping one Palestinian identified as Abdul-Karim Khleilo, 18 years of age.

The invasion and abductions are part of daily violations carried out against the Palestinian people, their homes and property in different parts of the occupied territories.