In pictures: the arrest of 4 children and one citizen from Silwan
The Musta’ribeen (undercover) unit arrested four children and one citizen from the area of “Ein Al-Daraj” in Silwan on Friday afternoon. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Musta’ribeen arrested 11-year old Seif Bassam Abu Nab, 12-year old Ali Ala’ Eddin Jaber, 18-year Mohammad Naser Abbasi, 15-year old Mohammad Mustafa Qadi “Karaki” and 45-year old Fayez Ahmad Abbasi. Witnesses said that the Musta’ribeen assaulted and severely beaten the detainees before arresting and taking them on foot to the settlement outpost “City of David”. After detaining them for more than two hours in the settlement outpost, a large Israeli force closed the neighbourhood of Wadi Hilweh, blindfolded the detainees and transferred them to Salah Eddin Street police station. The police released Abu Nab and Jaber later that night, and the two children said that the forces assaulted and severely beat them using their hands and the butts of their guns. Abu Nab pointed out that one of the Musta’ribeen put a mask on Abu Nab’s face after arresting him and forced him to carry stones in his hand. Clashes had occurred in Silwan between the young men and the Israeli forces.