Israeli forces abduct 20 Palestinians

On average, they abduct at least 80 to 90 Palestinians from their homes during their night raids, a research based on UN documentation said

Israeli occupation forces abducted on Monday night, morning 20 Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza Strip, official sources said.

Palestinian Authority (PA) sources said that the Israeli occupation forces carried out night raids in several Palestinian towns and villages in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The sources said that the Israeli occupation forces abducted during their raids 11 Palestinian civilians from the occupied West Bank.

Citing the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC), Days of Palestine reporter said that the Israeli occupation forces abducted seven Palestinians from the occupied East Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats while fishing four nautical miles from the shore.

According to the PA sources, the Israeli occupation navy abducted two Palestinians fishermen after directly attacking their fishing boat and caused severe damage to it.

Israeli occupation forces raid Palestinian towns, villages and refugee camps in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on a daily basis.

On average, they abduct at least 80 to 90 Palestinians from their homes during their night raids, a research based on UN documentation said.

Israeli occupation forces abducted 522 Palestinians, including 130 minors and 16 women during August, a PA report said.

The total number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons reached 6,300 prisoners, the report said, 64 of them women, including 10 girls under the age of 18 and 300 underage boys, 450 under administrative detention and 12 MPs.

(Source / 18.09.2017)

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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.

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