By-standers seized by Israeli troops, elderly man beaten
January 24, 2011

Israeli forces have arrested 4 Palestinians amidst violent clashes in Silwan, despite the uninvolvement of those taken. Mahmoud al-Razem, Ibrahim Deyab and Abu Naser Zidani were seized by Israeli forces from a shop in Bir Ayyub. Shop contents were said to be strewn and damaged by officers during the arrests. Sheikh Musa Odeh, a member of Al-Bustan Popular Committee, was arrested on the street as he passed by the scene. Taleb Odeh, 70 years old, was beaten by Israeli troops, who also sprayed him in the face with tear gas at close range.