Jerusalem in 2017: 20 killed by Israeli forces and 2,466 detained


Published: 2018-01-03 14:03

Last Updated: 2018-01-03 15:01

Silwan Information Center releases report about Jerusalem in 2017. (SilwanIC)
Silwan Information Center releases report about Jerusalem in 2017. (SilwanIC)
Roya News Source

2017 marks a significant year for Palestinians, and Jerusalem residents in particular, because of the unstoppable Israeli violations for Palestinians’ rights.

First mass protests started in July after the new Israeli security measures at Al Aqsa Mosque, including imposing new laws and restrictions on Palestinians to enter the holy site, the installation of the metal electronic gates, and preventing people from entering the holy site for two days in a row.

It led to continuous clashes and protests in Jerusalem until the Israeli government decided to remove the metal gates and allowed people to enter Al Aqsa Mosque.

At least eight Palestinians were killed in Jerusalem during July and 425 detained, according to the report released by Wadi Hilweh Information Center (SilwanIC) in Jerusalem.

In December 2017, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians went to the streets in Jerusalem and different parts of Palestine and the world, protesting Trump’s Jerusalem decision that recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, which led people to fight for their right in the streets of the city.

In general, 2,466 Palestinians were arrested during the year in Jerusalem alone, including 720 minors, 26 old-aged men, 54 children-under 12 years old-, and 88 women.

The youngest Palestinian detained in Jerusalem during 2017 was a 6-year-child from Silwan, according to SilwanIC report.

The largest number of detainees arrested posted in December, when 432 people were detained following Trump’s Jerusalem decision, preceded by 425 in July and 222 detainees in April.

Additionally, Israeli government did not stop its human rights and international laws violations against Palestinians, by demolitioning homes, buildings and stores that are not licensed as claimed.