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Israeli forces detain 40 Palestinians in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, October 10, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces raided early Monday several homes in Jerusalem and neighboring areas and arrested at least 40 Palestinians, most of them teenagers, according to local sources.

Among the detainees were the daughter, brother and other relatives of Musbah Abu Sbeih, who was shot dead by Israeli police after he carried out a shooting attack and killed two Israelis in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sunday.

Israeli police claimed in a statement that most of the detainees were suspected rioters and stone throwers.

Police ordered the Abu Sbeih family not to set up a condolences tent or hold any memorial activity for their son in Silwan, a neighborhood of East Jerusalem where Abu Sbeih is said to be from.

In the meantime, about 10 Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes which erupted with Israeli security forces near Abu Sbeih’s home in al-Ram neighborhood, north of Jerusalem. Israeli police said two policemen were injured during the clashes.

This came as Israeli police tightened security in Jerusalem’s Old City area, with Israel’s Minister of Home Security Gilad Erdan ordering the security forces to apprehend what he described as the Palestinian “agitators” on the social media.



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