The Israeli police have imprisoned seven Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, as stated by a police report on Monday.
“Five suspects were arrested last night in the Bab al-Amud area for interrogation on charges of throwing stones and assaulting policemen,” the statement held.
On Monday, two Palestinian youths were also rounded up based on assaulting an Israeli in the same area, the police further said in the statement.
For the sixth sequential day, Israeli police forced Palestinians to relinquish the Bab al-Amud area, one of the gates to Jerusalem’s Old City, eliciting clatters between Palestinian youths and police staff.
Since the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Jerusalem has witnessed skirmishes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces due to the latter’s attempts to prevent annual Ramadan gatherings and activities in the city center.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move that continues to be unrecognized and condemned by the international community.