Israeli army continue to invade East Jerusalem villages


Published: 2018-01-29 11:42

Last Updated: 2018-01-29 11:42

Isawiya town of Jerusalem (Anadolu Agency)
Isawiya town of Jerusalem (Anadolu Agency)
Roya News Source

Three Palestinians were detained and one minor was injured, after Israeli soldiers raided the town of al-Isawiya, Jerusalem on Sunday, according to Ahlul Bayt News Agency.

Al-Isawiya town, which was isolated by Israeli army on Saturday, is currently under extensive search operations, Palestinian local media sources reported.

As dozens of Palestinians protesters took to the streets against the invasion in their town, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs were fired at them, the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) said.

Identified as Saifeddin Mohannad Obeid, the 9-year-old child was injured in his left hand, and was rushed to the hospital.

Earlier on Friday, the Israeli army blocked the entrances of Hizma village in Jerusalem, leading to movement restrictions on around 7,000 people.

Several other towns and villages in Jerusalem were isolated and invaded by Israeli army in the past few days, including the towns of al-Ezariyya, Abu Dis, and Ein al-Louza, IMEMC reported.

According to a report issued by the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, the restrictions of movement imposed on people along with roadblocks is a “collective punishment”, which is considered against the law.