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Friday, September 16, 2011

Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinian teens

A general view of Silwan in Jerusalem on July 16, 2010.
[MaanImages/Mimmi Nietula]

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained five teenagers from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Thursday morning, witnesses said.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces raided the neighborhood and detained Ali Sabri Abu Diab, 15, Ahmad Jalal al-Awar, 15, Muhammad Abed al-Awar,16, Shadi Hani Nazeela, 15 and Iyad Rewedi, 15.

An Israeli police spokesman said he would look into the incident.