JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces late Monday detained two Palestinian teens returning from Jordan, where they were being treated for wounds they sustained while being mauled by Israeli police dogs months before.
Popular committee spokesman Hani Halabiya told Ma'an that 17-year-old Adam Abd al-Raof Jamous and 19-year-old Juhar Nassar al-Din Halbieh, both from Abu Dis, were detained at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan.
Fierce clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces broke in Abu Dis Monday night after the two were detained. The clashes started after midnight and lasted until early dawn hours.
Israeli forces shot six young Palestinian men with rubber-coated bullets, while dozens suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation.
An Israeli border police spokesman did not answer calls seeking comment.
Jamous and Halbieh were mauled by police dogs after Israeli forces opened fire on them without warning near al-Zayyem checkpoint near Abu Dis on Jan. 30, a Palestinian Authority lawyer told Ma'an at the time.
Tariq Barghouth said that the two were visiting a friend's home nearby when Israeli Border Police suddenly opened fire in their direction before releasing dogs on them.
Barghouth explained that the dogs mauled Jawhar Halbieh's body and inflicted numerous wounds before soldiers dragged the two youth on the ground for a distance of 300 meters while simultaneously beating them with rifle butts and kicking and punching them.
The beatings causing numerous fractures in their body and they were later transferred to Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem, he added, he said.
The two sustained bullet wounds in addition to the injuries inflicted by the soldiers and the dogs, Barghouth said.