Pictures: Arrests and injuries…and a Musta’ribeen unit in Salah Al-Din Street
December 16, 2017

Salah Al-Din Street in the city of Jerusalem turned Saturday into a battle field between the occupation forces and young people angry at Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Despite the repression, arrest and beatings against Jerusalemites in the street, protesters continued their presence from noon until evening chanting "Arab Jerusalem".

Israeli forced including Special Forces, borders control and cavalry squads were heavily deployed in Salah Al-Din Street while several troops ascended the roof of a building in the middle of the street to monitor the movement of citizens. Afterwards, a Musta’ribeen (undercover police) unit raided the streets and arrested a young man.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that at the beginning of the sit-in, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated all the Palestinian flags after they were raised. Afterwards, the protesters were suppressed with sound bombs in an attempt to distance them from the street and break their sit-ins. Nevertheless, the street witnessed gatherings of young men and women chanting slogans supporting the Arab identity of Jerusalem and other chants against Trump. The occupation forces fired sound grenades and rubber bullets and assaulted them by cavalry squads.

The occupation forces forced all shops to close, and severely beat citizens inside shops, including those who tried to hide after being attacked by the cavalry squads.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that its crew provided first aid for 9 people injured by beatings.

The occupation forces targeted journalist Mohammed Al-Sayyad, journalist Maisa Abu Ghazaleh and photographer Saeed Al-Rukon with sound grenades injuring them with burns and wounds.

The forces arrested the official of the file of sanctities in Fateh movement, Awad Salaymeh, and journalist Ahmed Jaradat, and photographer Amin Siam.

Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud said that the forces arrested Sultan Ashour (16), Mohammad Taha (15), Musa Sha’lan (18), Mohammad Hamada (14), Mahmoud Siam (16) and Mustafa Abu Mayaleh.