JERUSALEM, March 22, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli police Sunday arrested two Palestinians, including an elderly, from the Jerusalem area, whereas Israeli army arrested a Palestinian from Hebron’s Yatta town and summoned another for interrogation, according to security sources and witnesses.
Israeli police arrested elderly Raji Abu al-Humus, while he was leaving at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, as well as arrested another Palestinian near one of the Mosque’s gates.
Meanwhile, Israeli police allowed around 120 settlers to roam the yards of the Mosque, infuriating worshipers who chanted religious slogans to protest their provocative presence, compelling police to intervene and lead the settlers out for fear of spurring clashes.
Israeli police imposes restrictions on Palestinian worshipers’ entry, particularly women and youth. Police began following the policy of retaining their identity cards prior to their entry in anticipation of any clashes and to be able to detain those who might get involved.
Meanwhile in Hebron, Israeli forces stormed Yatta town and the nearby town of Ithna, where they arrested Abd al-Kamel Abu Zahra, raided and searched several homes. Forces also summoned Ahmad Qisieh to appear for interrogation at an Israeli intelligence center.
In the meantime, Israeli forces intensified their military procedures across Hebron, setting up checkpoints; thus isolating the southern and western towns. Israeli soldiers stormed the towns of Nuba, As-Samou, and Beit Owwa as well.