16 Palestinians kidnapped by IOF from occupied territories

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A least 16 Palestinian were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) from the West Bank and Jerusalem on the break of dawn Thursday.
The occupation army claimed responsibility for the abduction of nine Palestinians from the West Bank provinces of Ramallah, Bethlehem, and al-Khalil on allegations of involvement in anti-occupation activities.
The Israeli 0404 news site said a Palestinian citizen was kidnapped by the Israeli soldiers at Zaatara checkpoint, to the south of Nablus, for holding 100,000 shekels allegedly allocated to funding anti-occupation activities.
Meanwhile, the IOF distributed leaflets threatening to subject Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem’s southeastern town of Beit Fajar to severe crackdowns on account of resistance activities.
The sweep culminated in the abduction of six Palestinians from Occupied Jerusalem, including five from the Old City.
An Israeli army patrol and policemen stormed Silwan town and wreaked havoc on the family home of the slain Palestinian youth Ali al-Sheyoukhi, shot dead on Wednesday by the occupation troops, before they kidnapped his twin brother, Muhammad.

(Source / 13.10.2016)

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Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police

The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.802141

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