OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– An armed group of Israeli undercover agents kidnapped on Saturday evening many young men and kids in Silwan district south of the Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
The Israeli occupation forces also intensified their presence in Silwan streets and neighborhoods and helped in the kidnapping of the Palestinian youths.
Eyewitnesses said that among the detainees were Mohamed Abbasi, 15, Khalil Abu Sanad, 17, and Mahmoud Sarhan, 17, adding that more young men were probably kidnapped from the streets.
Other eyewitnesses reported the kidnapping of four kids under age 18 in Silwan district.
They told Wadi Hilwa information center that the undercover agents and the troops brutally beat the youths during the detention, while Israeli settlers from Beit Maouhs settlement outpost were seen inciting the soldiers to beat and kill the detainees.
According to the eyewitnesses, a number of young men and kids were standing normally in Al-Ein Street near Beit Maouhs outpost in Silwan when the Israeli force of undercover agents and troops stormed the area with their military jeep vehicles and attacked them without any reason.
During the kidnapping of these youths, Molotov cocktails and fireworks were thrown by anonymous people at Beit Maouhs outpost. The attack partially burnt an Israeli military jeep, they said.
Wadi Hilwa center said that the Israeli army deployed in the evening its forces intensively throughout Silwan areas during the raid.
The center added that Israeli soldiers intercepted the car of its cameramen as they were trying to reach the scene to report about the kidnapping of the youths, pointed their weapons at them and prevented them from using their cameras.
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