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24 Palestinians were arrested in Jerusalem

One of whom was injured

Jerusalem24 – last night and Thursday morning, the Israeli forces arrested 24 Palestinians from different parts of the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Local sources in Jerusalem reported that the Israeli police carried out a campaign of arrests last night that targeted 23 Jerusalemites from different parts of the occupied city of Jerusalem, most of whom are former detainees; including a young man who was hit by a rubber-coated metal bullet before his arrest. This morning they also arrested a young man from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli police detaining Palestinians in Jerusalem

The head of the Committee for the Families of the Prisoners of Jerusalem Amjad Abu Asab, said that, “in an unjust measure far from all meanings of humanity, the occupation carried out a massive campaign of arrests among Jerusalemites, targeting 14 young men from the town of al-Tur alone, under the pretext that they participated in throwing stones at a police car.”

He explained that the arrests were made despite the extreme cold, low temperatures and the accumulation of snow.

He confirmed that most of those who were arrested from the town of al-Tur East of occupied Jerusalem were former prisoners.

The arrested known among them are Mohammad Khalil Abu Sbeitan, Mohammad Muhannad Abu Al-Hawa, Sultan Khweis, Mahdi Abu Ghannam, Omar Yusef Khweis, Ayham Naji Abu Juma’a, Yazan Abu Juma’a, Ismail Al-Makh and Mohammad Jamal Khweis.

Some of the detainees were transferred to interrogation centers, part of them were released and the detention of others was extended.

Last night, in the town of Issawiya northeast of occupied Jerusalem, the Israeli police arrested Muhannad Abu Assab after he was shot by a rubber-coated metal bullet at the entrance to the town.

This morning, the Israeli forces arrested Salah Osama from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli police attacked the Palestinians who were rejoicing the snowfall at the Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources in Jerusalem reported the Israeli forces prevented those who did not have an address in the Old City of Jerusalem from entering it. They also tried to empty Damascus Gate of all Palestinian presence as they launched flashbangs and rubber-coated metal bullets towards the Palestinians there; no injuries were attempted.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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