Israeli forces raid East Jerusalem’s al-Tur village, detain 2

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Thursday evening raided al-Tur village in occupied East Jerusalem and detained two Palestinians, locals said.Locals in the village said Israeli forces raided houses off Qaa al-Hara street and closed off the street completely, searching houses and nearby alleyways.Israeli forces reportedly detained two Palestinians during the raid.Israeli police said that an improvised explosive device was thrown at Israeli forces in the village, however no injuries were reported.Just short of 1,000 Palestinians, including 147 children, have been detained by Israeli forces since the beginning of the month, Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer said Monday.The group’s advocacy coordinator, Rafat Sub Laban, told Ma’an that at least 988 Palestinians had been detained in October, including 578 in the occupied West Bank, 258 in East Jerusalem, and 152 in Israel.He added that it was not year clear how many prisoners were still being held and how many had been released, although Addameer estimated that there were now some 6,300 Palestinians in Israel’s prisons in total, up from 5,620 at the end of last month.An Israeli prisons spokesperson, Sivan Weizman, told Ma’an earlier this week that there were around 5,800 “security prisoners” inside Israel’s jails, although she said she had no information on how many new prisoners there were in October.According to UN figures, there has been a weekly average of 78 Israeli army “search and arrest operations” carried out across the occupied West Bank, with a sharp increase since protests spread across the occupied territory earlier this month.

(Source / 29.10.2015)

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