Israeli forces raid Jenin, detain 13-year-old Palestinian

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Jun 2023

Israeli occupation forces reportedly assaulted and detained a 13-year-old Palestinian boy during a military raid on Sunday in the town of Arraba, located in the Jenin province of the northern West Bank, according to security sources cited by the Palestinian News Agency WAFA.

FILE - A man stands in a demolished room overlooking Nablus in the occupied West Bank early on June 15, 2023, after Israeli forces blew up the interior of a house belonging to a Palestinian man imprisoned in Israel. AFP


Sources stated that Israeli soldiers arrested Mohammad Shahin Arda for allegedly filming them while they were conducting a raid on the town and that he was brutally assaulted during the arrest.

The young boy was taken to an unknown destination.

Local sources reported that confrontations broke out on Saturday night as Israeli occupation forces raided the cities of Jenin and Tulkarm in the northern West Bank. No injuries were reported.

Israeli forces arrested two Palestinians after they approached the frontier fence in the northernmost part of the Gaza Strip. The men were taken to an unknown location.

Israeli police guarded groups of Israeli settlers who entered the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources reported that scores of Israeli settlers entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate in groups and carried out religious rituals.

Since 2003, Israeli occupation authorities have permitted settlers to enter the compound almost daily, violating the long-standing status quo, which allows non-Muslims to visit the site at specific times but prohibits them from praying there.

The Islamic Waqf, which is the Jordan-run authority in charge of the holy site, has repeatedly stated that the presence of settlers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a provocation against Palestinian worshippers.

Palestinians are cautioning against a proposed Israeli law that would partition the holy grounds into separate sections for Palestinians and Israeli settlers. The legislation would give Palestinians access to only 30 percent of the religious compound, with the remainder reserved solely for Israeli settlers to pray.




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