Palestinians injured in confrontations with occupation forces in Bab al-Amoud plaza

October 12, 2021

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, Oct 12 - On Monday evening, the occupation forces assaulted several Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, and detained a number of them, and injured others.

The occupation forces attacked Palestinian youngsters while they were in the Bab al-Amoud plaza, injuring more than 10 civilians, including journalists documenting the assault, Jerusalemite sources reported.

They also drove the Palestinian people in the Bab al-Amoud plaza away, and detained some youngsters, the sources pointed out.

Additionally, the occupation forces sprayed the residents of the vicinity of Bab al-Amoud with wastewater, causing damage to the shops that closed accordingly.

Furthermore, the occupation soldiers beat paramedics, Yazan Sallal and Malik Qirsh, at Bab al-Amud plaza, and prevented others and ambulance crews from reaching there to help the injured people.

In a related context, Sultan Suleiman Street in Jerusalem witnessed a mobilization as a result of which they pursued the young men in the street after forcing them to leave Bab al-Amud.

The occupation forces and settlers’ attacks on Palestinians in the Bab al-Amoud plaza have increased in recent days, coinciding with the excavation works in the Yusufiya cemetery and the high rate of settlers’ incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In addition, an "Israeli" military force detained, on Monday evening, the freed prisoner, Baraa Izhiman, 27, from Nablus, local sources reported.

The Israeli occupation forces stormed into the occupied city of Nablus and detained the ex-detainee, Izhiman, after several days of trying to kidnap him, the sources added.

The occupation forces committed 2,694 violations against Palestinians last September, which increased by 40% compared to September of the previous year 2020, Hamas media office in the West Bank reported. 

The report documented 156 raids of citizens' homes and 315 incursions into various areas in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, during which they detained 363 Palestinians, and the number of checkpoints set up reached 352.

Separate areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem have been witnessing daily arrests, that intensify in night hours, sabotaging the contents of and terrorizing the defenseless residents.