Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces and police brutally attacked and detained Palestinian youths in the Bab al-Amud plaza in occupied Jerusalem on Saturday night.
The Israeli forces last night violently attacked, and beat several Palestinian youths in the Bab al-Amud plaza, injuring several of them, including a woman.
The forces also forced the youths to get out of the plaza, before detaining at least 4 of them and mercilessly unleashing their dogs towards them.
Bab al-Amud- or the Damascus Gate- is one of the main entrances to the Old City.
The Plaza is a popular spot where Palestinians gather, drink coffee and sing national songs as a form of civil protest.
It has also been the site of more formal demonstrations by Palestinians and violent suppression by Israeli police.
Thus, the Bab al-Amud plaza has become the scene of a battle and tensions that included large numbers of Israeli police officers and forces, including mounted ones.
They wield water cannons to disperse Palestinians gatherings at the site, attack and detain them.
Last May, violent attacks by Israeli police on Palestinian gatherings at the Bab al-Amud Gate provoked tensions across the holy city.
The Israeli forces tried to bar Palestinians from Jerusalem holy sites and a settler group worked to forcibly displaced Palestinians from their homes in occupied Jerusalem.
Such tensions led to Israel’s May aggression on the Gaza Strip which killed at least 260 Palestinians, including 66 children, and caused widespread damage to infrastructure and residential areas.
(Source / 10.10.2021)