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Israeli police raid Jerusalem neighborhood, take down Palestine flags


JERUSALEM, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli police raided the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh to remove flags of Palestine and Palestinian factions.

Local sources confirmed that an Israeli police stormed Issawiyeh and took down the Palestine flags and flags of Palestinian factions hoisted on electricity poles and walls.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center, a Silwan-based watchdog, posted a video showing confiscating the flags.

The move came less than three weeks after Israeli police killed a resident, identified as Mohammad Samir Obeid, 20, during confrontations.

For the residents of Issawiyeh, a Palestinian village of some 20,000, and other parts of occupied East Jerusalem, military raids and building demolitions are a daily reality.

The village is plagued by poor infrastructure, residents are constantly harassed by the Israeli Border Police and anyone, including children, run the risk of arbitrary arrest.

Israeli police and municipality staff frequently hand out fine notices for various violations, such as improperly maintained vehicles, severely disrupting Palestinian residents’ lives.


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