Israeli forces detain 15 in Jerusalem
Published Tuesday 03/09/2013 (updated) 04/09/2013 15:54
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Tuesday detained several Palestinians and handed others orders to visit a police station in Jerusalem, officials said.
Forces raided the Bab Hutta neighborhood in Jerusalem and arrested Hussam Sader, Amin Dweik, Mohammad Tamimi, Mohammad Shahin, and Deya Hassan Yousef. They were taken to al-Qashla interrogation center in the Old City where they were questioned on charges of incitement and throwing rocks and fireworks at Israeli forces, a Ma’an reporter said.
They were released on Tuesday afternoon on a bail of 5,000 shekels on the condition that they do not enter the al-Aqsa compound for 15 days, and remain under house arrest for five.
Fahmi al-Basiti, Wisam Sader, Firas Natsheh, Mahmoud Dweik, Shalabi Asad, and Suleiman Asad were also detained at dawn and released in the afternoon on the same conditions.
Israeli forces also detained Jerusalem Prisoners’ Committee member Alaa Haddad who said they raided his house twice at dawn before returning for his arrest at noon. He added he was taken to al-Qashla center and was told not to enter al-Aqsa compound on Wednesday or he will be banned for 15 days.
Omar al-Shalabi, the secretary of the Fatah committee in Jerusalem, his brother Mohammad, and Nihad Zugheir were handed subpoenas to visit Israeli police.
Hijazi Abu Sbeih was arrested from his shop in the Old City, and Ahmad Salhab and Mahmoud Balzamet were arrested from their homes.
A court extended the detention of Nasser Geith, 20, from Bab Hutta. He was taken to al-Qashla center, then to al-Maskobiya detention center.
This arrest campaign comes after the Islamic movement in Israel urged Muslims to join a gathering on Wednesday to show support for the al-Aqsa mosque in response to Jewish extremists calls to forcibly enter the compound to celebrate the Jewish new year.