Palestine: 11 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank and Jerusalem

21st May 2014
Palestine: 11 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank and Jerusalem


By Chris Carlson
International Middle East Media Center: Israeli forces kidnapped four Palestinians, including two minors, from the Hebron area, in addition to seven others from inside the yards al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, according to reports by security forces and witnesses.


A group of settlers, under the protection of special Israeli police, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi (Moroccan) Gate, roaming the yards of the mosque and performing Talmudic rituals, provoking Palestinian worshipers who chanted prayers protesting their entry to the holy sites, according to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency.
Israeli police “intervened” and abducted seven worshipers, when they attmpted to stop the settlers, upon which police led the to a nearby detention and interrogation center in Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, in the Hebron area, Israeli forces invaded a camp while firing tear gas and sound bombs and setting fire to the nearby fields, taking with them three Palestinians aged 12, 15, and 18.

The army also raided Beit Ummar town to the South of Hebron and arrested a 28-year-old Palestinian, WAFA reports.
Several houses in the town were also raided and searched.

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