Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinians in Jerusalem

18:00 Dec 26 2014 East Jerusalem (Wadi al-Joz and near Damascus Gate)

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian teens were detained in clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz Friday evening.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli undercover forces raided the area and arrested a Palestinian after beating him. Palestinian youths burnt tires and threw firecrackers at Israeli police cars stationed at the entrance to the neighborhood.

Elsewhere, Israeli police detained Hamada Dauwod Naser, 13, as he was walking near Damascus Gate in the Old City towards his home.

Naser's brother Mohammad had been detained on Thursday evening but released on bail with a sentence for two days under under house arrest on Friday.

Israeli police also released Palestinian child Muslim Odeh and youth Mohammad Sharawneh after detaining them for hours at the Russian Compound (al-Moskobiya) detention center.

An Israeli police spokesman did not return a request for a comment.


by IMEMC & Agencies

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli military kidnapped, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, during clashes that took place after the army invaded it. Army also kidnapped a child in Ras al-‘Amoud.

Eyewitnesses said that the undercover forces assaulted the young Palestinian, causing various injuries, and moved him to an unknown destination.

They added that local youths burnt tires, and hurled stones, empty bottles and Molotov cocktails at Israeli military vehicles and police cars near the entrance of the neighborhood.

The youths also used fireworks while the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs.

In related news, soldiers kidnapped a child, identified as Hamada Daoud Nasser, 13 years of age, in Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, and held him at an illegal settlement in the neighborhood.

On Thursday, the soldiers kidnapped Hamada’s brother, Mohammad, and released him on bail, after ordering him under house arrest for two days.

Earlier on Friday, soldiers kidnapped a child identified as Musallam Odah, and a young man, identified as Mohammad Sharwana, and held them at the al-Maskobiyya interrogation center for several hours before releasing them.

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