Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians in East Jerusalem
Published Friday 16/05/2014 (updated) 17/05/2014 18:21
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in East Jerusalem's Old City on Friday.
Six men were detained as they left the al-Aqsa mosque compound for allegedly throwing stones and firecrackers at Israeli police near the Moroccan Gate.
They were taken to a police station near the Lion's Gate, where they were assaulted and then transferred to another police station, a Ma'an reporter said.
One of the detainees was identified as Amjad Arafeh, a journalist.
Earlier, Al-Quds newspaper photographer Rami Alariya was briefly detained for two hours near the Old City and released on condition that he does not enter the area for 24 hours.