Israeli Military and Police Forces Detain Palestinians, including Journalist

06 Jun
10:59 PM

Israeli police detained four Palestinian youths from occupied Jerusalem, on Saturday, local sources reported.

Sources told the Palestinian Information Center that the Israeli police closed the Bab al-Amud or Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City, for several hours.

Police reportedly abducted three youths in the area, they were identified as Khaled Sukhon, Mohamed Ateiq and Hasan Ateiq.

One more young man, Adham al-Za’tari was additionally abducted by the Israeli police in Jerusalem, southern West Bank.

Palestine TV reported that Israeli forces released the four young men, on the condition that they be banned from entering the Old City of Jerusalem for 10 days.

At dawn on Friday, Israeli military forces invaded Ya’bad town, in the northern West Bank and detained two Palestinians, witnesses confirmed.

Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that several Israeli military vehicles stormed Ya’bad town and proceeded to ransack family homes, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians, one of whom is 17. No further information was available at the time of reporting.

Also on Friday, the Israeli military abducted a Palestinian journalist at Beit Iksa checkpoint, northwest of Jerusalem, WAFA reported.

Witnesses said that Israeli soldiers assaulted and detained Palestine TV journalist, Ahmad Kamal Hababa, taking him to an undisclosed location.

In related news, Israeli police arrested three Palestinians, on Thursday, in Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, said local sources.

Sources told PIC said that the Israeli police arrested three former prisoners, in the city of Jerusalem, identified as Murad Elayyan, 34, Ashraf al-Sharbati, 44, and Nezam Abu Romouz, 37. No further information was available at the time of reporting.

~ WAFA, PIC, Palestine TV
Image: Mosab Shawer – Instagram

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