Israeli occupation forces detain a Palestinian and his son in Silwan

August 05, 2021

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM - The Israeli occupation forces detained, Wednesday evening, a Jerusalemite father and his son after storming the town of Silwan, south of occupied Jerusalem, and detained another at the Shu’fat military checkpoint, north of the city.

The occupation forces arrested the Jerusalemite Muhammad al-Absi and his son Oday from the town of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and took them to an unknown destination, Jerusalemite sources reported.

In the same context, the occupation forces arrested the young man, Saleh Ashour, at the Shu’fat camp military checkpoint, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.

Earlier yesterday evening, the occupation forces arrested a young man near the Bab Al-Asbat area in occupied Jerusalem. They also stormed and searched a house in Silwan.

The towns and neighborhoods of Jerusalem have been daily witnessing detention campaigns of citizens in an attempt by the occupation to restrain the Jerusalemites’ influence by the daily attacks and crimes that are taking place in the city of Jerusalem.

At a time when the occupation forces detain Jerusalemites and keep them away from Al-Aqsa Mosque and the city of Al-Quds, they pave the way for the settler groups to storm and defile the Al-Aqsa Mosque and do provocative tours in it.

During last July, Israeli occupation forces committed 3,886 violations, according to the Hamas media office in the West Bank periodic report.

The report documented (115) raids on citizens' homes and (325) incursions into various areas in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, during which the occupation arrested (406) citizens, many of whom are women and children.