Army Kidnaps Four Palestinian Children In Jerusalem

11 AUG
9:01 AM

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at night, four Palestinian children in Silwan and the ar-Ram towns, after invading their families’ homes and searching them.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Najeeb Zaghal, 16, after storming his family’s home in Silwan, and searching it.

The soldiers also invaded Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood in Silwan, and kidnapped a child, identified as Mosleh Nasser Shehada, 15.

The Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers also invaded a home in Bab al-Hadeed area, adjacent to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Old Jerusalem, and kidnapped Eyad Asaliyya, 17.

The PPS added that the soldiers also invaded the town of ar-Ram, north of Jerusalem, stormed and searched several homes and kidnapped one Palestinian.

Clashes also took place between the invading forces and local youngsters who hurled stones and empty bottles on the military vehicles, while the soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.

On Thursday at dawn, the soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and nearby Beit Fajjar town, broke into and searched a few homes and kidnapped two Palestinians.

(Source / 11.08.2016)

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