At least 16 injured during IOF raids in occupied east Jerusalem villages overnight


Israeli occupation forces (IOF) invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Abu Dis and the al-‘Ezariyya villages, in occupied east Jerusalem, kidnapped one Palestinian, and injured at least sixteen others during ensuing clashes, local sources report.

The IOF raided two metal workshops, a carpentry workshop, several stores and homes, before detaining a young Palestinian at one of the workshop.

According to the Israeli police spokeswoman, Luba al-Samri, the workshops were uncovered in a joint operation with the IOF and Israeli security services, and that the search uncovered two caches of weapons and mentions.

Two of the raided workshops were allegedly used to make explosive devices and weapons, she added, saying that the IOF will demolish them.

Clashes erupted in the village of Abu Dis between the IOF and Palestinians during the raid, with Israeli soldiers firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at residents.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (RCS) said its medics provided the needed treatment to sixteen, who were injured by army fire, during clashes in Abu Dis and al-‘Ezariyya, including four who were hit by rubber-coated steel bullets and 12 who suffered from tear gas suffocation.

In addition, on Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers invaded Shu’fat neighborhood in occupied east Jerusalem, and kidnapped a child, and also kidnapped a teenager near Tulkarem, in the north of the occupied West Bank.