A series of arrests for the youth of the Old City of Jerusalem
April 7, 2014

The Israeli forces arrested on Monday early morning hours two young Jerusalemite men and handed another a call for investigation after raiding their houses in the Old City of Jerusalem. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Israeli forces raided the neighbourhoods of the Old City earlier this morning and arrested Mohammad Najib after raiding him home in Al-Wad Street, and also arrested Ahmad Shawish from his house in the neighbourhood of Bab Hutta. Naser Qos, director of Prisoner’s Club in Jerusalem, said that the Israeli forces broke into his house in the African Quarter near the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque to arrest his son Jihad. Since Jihad was not home, they left him a call for investigation with his family and called him on the phone and asked him to turn himself in Al-Maskobyeh; Naser added that Jihad went and turned himself in. Wadi Hilweh Information center pointed out that the occupation police has carried out a series of arrests in the Old City of Jerusalem where five young men were arrested and are all being exposed to harsh interrogation in Al-Maskobyeh cells on confidential charges, they are: Ala’ Zghayyar, Adli Najib, Obada Najib, Aboud Abu Sbeih and Tarek Zirba.