Army Abducts Three Palestinians, Serve Demolition Orders Targeting Five Homes, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers carried out, overnight until early morning hours Sunday, frequent invasions into the al-‘Isawiya Hizma towns, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted three young Palestinian men, in addition to attacking a father and his daughter. The soldiers also invaded al-‘Ezariyya town, and delivered demolition orders against five homes.

Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers imposed a strict siege on al-‘Isawiya town, and installed a roadblock on its main road, preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it without a thorough search of them and their vehicles.

They added that the soldiers have been carrying out frequent invasions and provocative acts in many neighborhoods in al-‘Isawiya, including on Sunday evening and at dawn Monday, an issue that led to clashes between the army and local youngsters, who hurled stones at the military jeeps.

Raed Abu Ryala, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the soldiers attacked a celebration, welcoming two political prisoners, identified as Nimir Nasser Mahmoud and Ata Mohammad Dirbas, who were released from Israeli prisons.

The soldiers removed Palestinian flags and posters of the two released detainees, in addition to invading a wedding hall at the main entrance of the town, before attacking a man, identified as Yousef Moheisin, and his daughter, causing various cuts and bruises that landed them at a medical center for treatment.

Furthermore, the soldiers handed demolition orders targeting five homes in Jabal al-Baba area, in the al-‘Ezariyya town, southeast of Jerusalem.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said Israel is trying to displace the Palestinians from that area, to prepare for a large colonialist project, which would isolate occupied Jerusalem city from all its surrounding Palestinian communities and towns.

In addition, the soldiers invaded homes in Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem, and abducted a young man, identified as Ishaq Ahmad Jabr.

In related news, the soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, a young man, identified as Mahmoud Abu Jom’a, from the at-Tour neighborhood, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City, reportedly for involvement in hurling Molotov cocktails at military jeeps.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army said its soldiers have arrested twelve Palestinians, overnight, in different parts of the West bank, and allegedly located an M16 rifle, near Ramallah, and two pistols near Bethlehem.

The army added that three of the Palestinians are teenagers from Kobar village, near Ramallah, who reportedly hurled stones at military jeeps and colonists’ cars.

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(Source / 16.10.2017)

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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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