Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians, injure 1 in raids

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HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least five Palestinians and injured another between Friday evening and early Saturday morning across the occupied West Bank, including a teenager and a Palestinian Presidential Guard member.In the village of Beit Ummar in northern Hebron on Friday evening, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian teenager, according to local activist Muhmmad Ayyad Awad, who identified the teen as 16-year-old Muhammad Samir Sadiq Abu Maria.During a predawn raid of the Hebron-area village of Beit Anun on Saturday, Israeli forces detained Palestinian Presidential Guard member Fahmi Nidal al-Froukh after ransacking his home and several others, according to locals and confirmed by an Israeli army spokesperson.To the north in the occupied West Bank district of Jenin, Israeli forces raided the eastern part of Jenin city, detaining three Palestinians and injuring another when clashes broke out being Israeli soldiers and locals.Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that Fawzi Abu Daqqah, 21, was injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet and was taken to Jenin Governmental Hospital for treatment in a light-to-moderate condition, while others suffered from tear gas inhalation.Sources said Israeli forces detained three youths during the raids, identified as Thaer Jihad Ahmad Hathnawi, Abdullah Ahmad Diyab al-Husari, and Abd al-Rahman Faisal Qasim.According to the Israeli army spokesperson, two Palestinians were detained in Jenin refugee camp in the western part of the city and another in the city itself.According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, as of May there were some 7,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli custody — 414 of them minors — the majority of whom were detained during the near-nightly raids Israeli forces conduct across the occupied Palestinian territory.

(Source / 30.07.2016)

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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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