Israeli forces arrest 11 Jerusalemites

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided the town of Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and arrested a number of Jerusalemite youths, within a military campaign carried out by IOF against the town.

Information Center in Wadi Hilweh reported that the occupation forces set up several checkpoints inside the town of Silwan and arrested five citizens.

Al-Aqsa Maintenance Foundation said in a statement that the Israeli troops have arrested on Tuesday six Jerusalemite female students at Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Another Palestinian girl Hiam Rajabi, 17, has also been arrested this morning by the IOF in the courtyard of the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil, in the southern West Bank, after being attacked by the soldiers.

Eyewitnesses told PIC’s reporter that several military checkpoints have been set up today at the northern entrance of the city of al-Khalil, where the soldiers started searching vehicles and checking the identities of passers-by.

The Israeli patrols have been extensively deployed in the bypass road established on citizens’ lands east of al-Khalil and at the entrance of Beit Ummar village to the north.

Israeli policemen and forces of the intelligence service stormed this afternoon Shuafat refugee camp in the northern city of Jerusalem, with no arrests or confrontations have been reported.

Local sources in the camp reported that the forces broke into and searched a house belonging to Aramin family then they summoned citizen Abdul Rahman Aramin to the Moscobiya center.

For his part, Ismail Khatib, head of the Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Jerusalem, stressed that the occupation has escalated its procedures in different neighborhoods and areas in the holy city.

Khatib condemned in a press statement the occupation’s daily violation of the international and humanitarian laws and conventions in Jerusalem.


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