Al-Quds (Jerusalem), 21 Rajab 1436/10 May 2015 (MINA) – A Palestinian man was detained in a dawn raid by Israeli forces in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday, a day after seven men from Jerusalem were issued police summons while returning to the occupied territories from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
Locals identified the arrested man as Hamza Jabir Abbasi, and said he was arrested after Israeli forces stormed his family home in the Ein al-Luza area of Silwan neighborhood.
An Israeli police spokesperson was unable to confirm the arrest, Maan News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Separately, Israeli intelligence issued police summons to seven Palestinians from Jerusalem on Saturday, ordering them to go to Salah al-Din police station in Jerusalem for questioning.
The summons were issued at King Hussein Bridge crossing between Jordan and the West Bank, which the young men were passing through on their way back from the Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
The men told Ma’an that Israeli intelligence officers stopped them for several hours at the crossing before issuing the summons ordering them to go to Salah al-Din police station for further questioning.
They identified themselves as Nasser Abu Qweider, Fadi Bakir, Nihad Zghayyer, Imad al-Din Abbasi, Jamil Issa Abbasi, Mahmoud Abd al-Latif and Shadi Abu Farha. (T/P010/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)