Israeli Forces Detain Two Palestinians at Qalandia Terminal

28 Jun
1:10 AM

A Palestinian man was detained by Israeli security guards, on Saturday, north of Jerusalem, at the Qalandia terminal, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Israel Police claimed that the “knife-wielding” Palestinian man elicited the suspicion of the security forces.

During the arrest, the Jerusalem Post further noted that two security guards were lightly injured
during the arrest.

Arabic daily, Ma’an News reported that two Palestinian young men were abducted at the military roadblock, and quoted Israeli media which alleged that the two “attempted to carry out a stabbing attack.”

It added that the military closed the roadblock, blocking Palestinians attempting to travel between the central West Bank city of Ramallah and southern West Bank city of East Jerusalem.

The Palestinian WAFA News Agency quoted witnesses as stating that only one Palestinian man was abducted, and that it was suspected that the young man was carrying a knife.

WAFA further noted that this claim could not be immediately verified.

According to Israel’s Channel 12, border guards stopped the two young men Palestinians who provoked the guards’ suspicions, claiming that a knife was found on one of them, suspects were taken into custody.

The Quds News Network identified the young man as, Ahmad Wahdan, from Qalandia refugee camp in East Jerusalem, and stated that he was injured.

The Palestinian Information Centre reported that two Israeli soldiers were slightly injured while detaining the young man, who also sustained injuries, as he was said to have been brutally subdued.

It further quoted Israel’s Channel 13 which stated that the wounds sustained by the soldiers were not from the knife.

Within this context, last week, Ahmad Erekat, 26, was shot several times by Israeli forces at the container military roadblock between Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank. The young man was denied any medical attention, and slowly lost his life on the pavement.

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) released a statement, on Friday, condemning the Israeli occupation’s practices against the Palestinian people.

“It’s alarming that for Israeli soldiers, using lethal violence is the first resort against Palestinians,” Dr. Ramy Abdu, Euro-Med Monitor Chairman asserted, “we’re talking here about an apparatus in which Israeli soldiers determine the decisive guilt of Palestinian civilians in the matter of seconds and lethally execute judgment.”

~ Jerusalem Post, Ma’an, WAFA, Anadolu, PIC, Euro-Med
 

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Ali Salam

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