Three Jerusalemite children arrested
Three Jerusalemite children were nabbed at dawn Friday and transferred to Israeli detention centers in occupied Jerusalem.
Local sources confirmed that large numbers of Israeli soldiers violently stormed Mussa Owda’s home in Silwan town to the south of al-Aqsa Mosque and arrested his 15-year-old son Muslim.
Muslim has been previously detained for 18 times by Israeli forces, while two other children were nabbed in Ras Amoud neighborhood.
Every year, there are about 500-700 Palestinian children held captive in Israeli prisons, many as young as 12. The most frequent charge is stone throwing.
In contrast to their Israeli counterparts, Palestinian kids do not have a right to be accompanied by their parents during questioning. During their detention, Palestinian children are being subjected to torture and sleep deprivation.
Minors among 8 Palestinian civilians nabbed by IOF in Qalqilya
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Friday rounded up eight Palestinian civilians, including minors, from Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya.
By-standers at the scene said the mass-abduction campaign cropped up as the IOF troops stormed the town and scoured Palestinian family homes.
A PIC journalist identified the captured civilians as 16-year-old minor Zahran Sweidan and 17-year-old boy Fahmi Nael Tabib, along with Akrema Mohamed Dahbour, Alaa Salim, and Mootassem Zahran aged respectively 22, 25, and 24 years old.
The IOF raided Azzoun town at about 2 a.m. moments before they sealed off all main entrances to the area and cordoned it off.
Israeli boats open fire at Gaza fishermen
Israeli naval boats opened fire at fishermen off the coast of northern Gaza on Friday, witnesses said.
Locals said gunfire was heard from the shore of Gaza City as fishermen were at sea.
An Israeli occupation army spokeswoman said “a few vessels deviated from the designated fishing zone” and naval forces fired warning shots in the air.
Israel detains DFLP leader east of Jerusalem
Israeli occupation forces on Friday detained a leader in the leftist Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine at a checkpoint east of Jerusalem.
Nader Jaffal, 42, was taken from a flying checkpoint set up near the Maale Adumim Jewish settlement, which occupies a strategic position on the main road between Jerusalem and Jericho.
At the checkpoint, Israeli occupation forces stopped and searched cars as they passed, and Jaffal’s wife Abeer said that when the soldiers asked him to get out of the car, they took him into custody.
According to Abeer, the soldiers told him that there was an order for administrative detention against him, meaning he will be held without charge or trial for a potentially unlimited amount of time.
She said that the soldiers then subjected both her and the car to a search, before taking him to the settlement.
Nader Jaffal previously spent around 15 years in Israeli jails in a number of stints.