Israeli troops in occupied east Jerusalem, abducted, late on Wednesday night, nine Palestinian residents, according to local sources.

Palestinian sources said that the Israeli abduction operations occurred in several parts of the old city of occupied east Jerusalem, mainly in the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood, adding that the soldiers invaded a number of residential homes and abducted four Palestinian youths.

The abducted youths were identified as Netham Abu Rmooze, Hatem Keswani, Jehad Abu Rmooze, Tayseer Mohaisen, Mohammad Mohaisen, Suheib Siyama, Hamda Abuelhoms. It was also noted that more youths were abducted near the Bab Alasbat gate of the holy Islamic shrine of Al-Aaqsa Mosque.

Israeli abductions of local Palestinian youths occur frequently in occupied East Jerusalem, where Israel has tightened restrictions on the Arab-Palestinian residents of the area.

Such Israeli-imposed restrictions, have reportedly escalated, following the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state of Israel, back in May, 2018.

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