Army Kidnaps Palestinian Family In Jerusalem; Child Taken from Playground

06:00 Jun 11 2012 Russian Compound, Jerusalem; and Silwan; Beit Ummar

by Sarah Snobar - IMEMC & agencies Report post

A combined force of the Israeli military, police and security services, kidnapped on Monday at dawn, a family in occupied East Jerusalem.

Members of Rebah Abu Hums' family were kidnapped and transported to the Russian Compound (al-Maskobiyya) prison in West Jerusalem for interrogation.

The Palestine News & Info Agency, WAFA, reported that the army broke into Abu Hums' home and attacked him and his family before kidnapping Abu Hums, his two sons and daughter.

Residents Ashraf and Ahmad Masri were also taken prisoner. The army did not provide information regarding the arrests.

Furthermore, Israeli forces have kidnapped an 11-year-old child, identified as Muhammad Ashour on Sunday, also in East Jerusalem.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, an NGO based in Silwan, East Jerusalem, stated that the child was taken from a playground in Silwan.


Israeli Forces Arrest 5 Palestinians, Family

WEST BANK, June 11, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli forces arrested five Palestinians in the West Bank, all teenagers, and an entire family from East Jerusalem, local sources and witnesses said Monday.

A large police force and intelligence officers raided the house of Abu al-Homos family in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya late Sunday and assaulted the family members before arresting the entire family.

The family was taken to the Russian compound detention center in West Jerusalem for interrogation.

Forces also arrested two other Palestinians from the same neighborhood. No reason was given for the arrests.

In the West Bank , spokesman of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, Mohammed Awad, told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, raided and searched several houses, using police dogs, and arrested two Palestinian minors age 15 and 16.

He added that forces fired tear gas and sound bombs toward homes and the main mosque in the town while worshipers were holding morning prayers.

A large military force also stormed the town of Azzoun, east of Qalqilia, firing tear gas and sound bombs and arrested three Palestinian teenagers - two 17-year-olds and one 18 years - after raiding and searching their houses.


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