IOf kidnap 27 youths, demolish home in East Jerusalem

PNN/ Jerusalem/

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday morning broke into occupied East Jerusalem villages and neighborhoods, and kidnapped 27 Palestinians, including 11 children. Soldiers also demolished one home in Silwan town.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that among the kidnapped are eleven children aged between 13- 9 years.

The soldiers assaulted Sharif Abu Mayyala, 16, during his abduction, and deliberately hit him on his burnt arms, from a previous accident, and struck Ismael ‘Annous with their guns on his back and arms.

Silwanic said the soldiers moved the kidnapped children to the al-Mascobiyya interrogation center, after cuffing their hands behind their backs, and forced them to sit on the ground.

A lawyer working for Silwanic said he demanded the soldiers to remove the cuffs, but removed them only to place them again, this time from the front.

In addition, the Ad-Dameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association said the soldiers also kidnapped Nadim Safadi, Fadi Atiyya, Mahmoud Dirbas, Ahmad Dirbas, Sufian Mahmoud, Jamil Shartook, Amir Mustafa, Mahmoud Awadallah, Mahmoud Mheisin, Jamil Mheisin, Sufian Mahmoud, and Mohammad Nasser, 19, in al-Issawiyya, IMEMC reported.

The soldiers also kidnapped four Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Osama Abu Jom’a, Ahmad ‘Ashayer, Salman Abu Sbeitan and Mohammad Jasser Abu al-Hawa in the at-Tour neighborhood, overlooking the Old City.

Furthermore, Israeli bulldozers and several military vehicles, invaded Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood in Silwan, and demolished a Palestinian home.

The army surrounded the entire area before invading it, and demolished the property, allegedly for being built without a construction permit.