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Palestinian alleged to have attacked Israeli police in Jerusalem among 14 detained in the occupied territories

Palestinian alleged to have attacked Israeli police in Jerusalem among 14 detained in the occupied territories
Israeli occupation forces blocking main entrance to Jerusalem's old city following an alleged stabbing attack. The alleged attacker was reportedly apprehended. (WAFA Images)

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (WAFA) – A Palestinian youth was detained late last night in occupied East Jerusalem following a chase by the Israeli police inside the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque on allegation he stabbed a police officer. He was among 14 Palestinians Israeli occupation forces have detained in the occupied territories since last night.

Reports said police chased the alleged attacker, who was not identified except that he is from the Bethlehem area, inside Al-Aqsa Mosque where they mishandled worshippers and three Palestinian guards of the Mosque employed by the Waqf department, which oversees the Mosque affairs.

Reports said the police were able to apprehend the alleged attacker before leaving the Mosque and reopening the gates to the old city of Jerusalem, which they shut following the alleged attack that reportedly left a policeman injured.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the occupied territories, Israeli forces rounded up six Palestinians, including four former prisoners, from Silwad town, east of Ramallah city, during a raid of the town. The soldiers ransacked the houses of detainees’ families in the process, said local sources.

In the northern West Bank, soldiers broke into several houses in Nablus city and detained three people after conducting thorough searches. The three were identified as students of al-Najah National University.

Soldiers also detained a resident of Azzun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, at a flying checkpoint set up at the entrance to the town.

In Jenin city, soldiers detained two people and ransacked the houses of their families.

In the southern West Bank, sources said soldiers raided Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, resulting in the detention of one person.

K.F./M.K.

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