Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Saturday at dawn, five young Palestinian men, after attacking them near one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and injured several others in a nearby area.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers kidnapped Ashraf Sharabati, Shadi Natsha, Ahmad al-Basti, Mohammad al-Basti and Mohammad al-Basheeti.

Silwanic added that the soldiers assaulted the kidnapped Palestinians with clubs and batons, in addition to spraying their faces with pepper-spray.

They were standing near one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, before dawn prayers, when the soldiers assaulted them.

The army also assaulted several young Palestinian men, near Bab Hatta of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and fired gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets, causing many persons to suffer cuts and bruises.

Some of the wounded Palestinians have been identified as Hatem al-Mhalwes, ‘Aahed al-Rishiq, Ramadan Seder, Arafat Seder and Tha’er Seder; they were moved to the al-Makassed hospital for treatment.