JERUSALEM, Thursday, July 04, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli security forces today arrested a Palestinian mother from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Issawiya, reportedly to pressure her son to hand himself over to the police, according to the Jerusalem-based Wadi Hileh Information Center (WHIC).
WHIC said the mother of Palestinian teen Mahmoud Ebeid was taken by Israeli police as a bargaining chip so that her son, who is currently wanted for the Israeli occupation forces, may turn himself in.
Earlier today, Israeli police detained three Palestinians from the Damascus Gate in the old city neighborhood of Jerusalem. The three were detained a couple of hours later.
Tensions have gone high across the city during the past week, especially in the neighborhood of al-Issawiya, against the backdrop of the Israeli police‘s killing of a young man from the neighborhood.
Dozens were arrested or injured by the Israeli occupation forces ever since.