Arrests…raids in Esawyeh and Silwan
February 25, 2016

The occupation forces arrested on Tuesday night three children from the village of Esawyeh. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud explained that the Israeli forces arrested 15-year old Mousa Raed Ali Khader, 13-year old Aziz Ghassan Aziz Alayan and 18-year old Omar Jihad Razem and transferred them to Salah Eddin Street police station in Jerusalem. Mohammad Abu Hummos, member of follow-up committee in the village of Esawyeh, explained that the occupation forces raided the village from several intersections and were deployed into its neighborhoods and alleys. They deliberately provoked the locals and fired sound grenades for no reason. The forces also raided the house of Abdel Min’em Al-A’war in Hosh Al-A’war in Silwan and checked his ID and his son’s ID (Mohammad). They also raided several commercial stores in Hosh Abu Tayeh looking for workers from the West Bank and established a harassing checkpoint in the neighborhood and checked vehicles and young men’s IDs. In the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh, the forces were deployed in a provocative way and stopped and searched vehicles. Infantry units were also deployed in the neighborhood reaching the area of Batn A;-Hawa; they fired sound grenades in the area. In the area of Umayyad Palaces near the entrance of Silwan, the forces installed cameras, stages and speakers to film a movie about antiquities as the Israeli authorities claim that the stands were built in the form of a track and was called “Biblical Path for the alleged temple”. 7 6 3 4 2 1