Israel detains 2 Palestinian minors in E. Jerusalem

Haaretz reported that Israeli police had detained 260 Palestinian minors in Jerusalem along with 500 other residents of the city over the past two months.

Israel detains 2 Palestinian minors in E. Jerusalem

World Bulletin/News Desk

Israeli police on Sunday detained two Palestinian minors in Isawiya neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

In a statement, the police said that the two Palestinian minors had attempted to set an Israeli petrol station on fire.

It did not, however, mention further details about the two detained minors, including their identities or ages.

In the same statement, the police added that an Israeli bus was damaged when it was pelted with stones and Molotov cocktails in central Jerusalem.

Israeli daily Haaretz, meanwhile, reported that Israeli police had detained 260 Palestinian minors in Jerusalem along with 500 other residents of the city over the past two months.

The newspaper added that a large number of the detained minors were under ten years of age.

It noted that those children were mostly detained for pelting Israeli targets with stones and Molotov cocktails during confrontations in the city.

Officials at  Israel's Jerusalem municipality recently held a meeting with police and Transport Ministry officials to discuss ways of preventing stone attacks on Israeli targets by Palestinian school children.

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat wrote on his Facebook page recently that the authorities would strike with an iron fist on whoever throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli targets.

He said Israel would not allow these attacks to keep happening.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East War. It later annexed the holy city in 1980, claiming Jerusalem as the unified capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state.

 

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