Israeli forces raid house, detain father and son in Silwan
Published Wednesday 12/02/2014 (updated) 13/02/2014 20:29
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained two Palestinians in East Jerusalem early Wednesday, a committee spokesman said.
Amjad Abu Asab, spokesman for a Jerusalem-based committee that represents prisoners' families, told Ma'an that Israeli troops and intelligence officers overnight raided the Beir Ayyoub area of the Silwan neighborhood and detained a young man and his father.
Abu Asab identified the detainees as 20-year-old Abd al-Rahman Shaloudi and his 43-year-old father, Idris.
The Israeli soldiers "savagely" broke into their house and damaged its interior, Abu Asab said.
He said Abd al-Rahman's grandmother was taken to hospital after one of the soldiers slammed a door on her hand.
The young man recently spent 16 months in Israeli prisons, and was released on Dec. 22, 2013, Abu Asab said.
A spokesman for the Israeli police did not answer calls seeking comment.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.