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Israeli forces seize dozens of Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

Sept. 29, 2009 9:34 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 30, 2009 9:48 A.M.)
Jerusalem – Ma’an – Israeli forces raided the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday night and seized some 50 Palestinians allegedly involved in the confrontations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday.

According to Nasser Qus, head of Jerusalem office of the Palestinian prisoners’ society, Israeli forces stormed the neighborhoods of As-Sa’diyya, Al-Wad street, Hutta Gate neighborhood, and Silsila neighborhood, in addition to Silwan, Thuri, Damascus Gate, and throughout the Old City.

Israeli riot police used stun grenades and batons to disperse unarmed protesters at the Al-Aqsa compound on Sunday after Israeli settlers entered the area. Al-Aqsa is the third holiest site in Islam and a Palestinian national symbol.
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