Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, five Palestinians for disinfecting public facilities near the Lion’s Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers abducted the Palestinians in the al-Ghazali Square, in Bab Al-Asbat (Lion’s Gate), while they were disinfecting public facilities as a precaution amidst the spread of Coronavirus.

They added that the soldiers took the four Palestinians to a Police station in the Hebron Gate area, in Jerusalem’s Old City.