Israeli police detain Palestinian activist twin from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli police detain Palestinian activist twin from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah



Morning nearly two weeks after the egypt brokered truce between israel and palestine tensions are simmering in the contested neighborhood of sheikhara in east jerusalem two prominent activists a brother-sister duo were arrested by israeli police now have been released after long hours of detention siblings muna and muhammad al-quran are prominent activists from shekjara and area which has become a flash point for protests in recent weeks they are leading campaigners advocating the rights of palestinians with thousands of followers and the pair has been at the forefront of a social media movement against forced expulsions of palestinians in the occupied east jerusalem 23 year old has taken into custody from her home in the israeli-annexed east jerusalem district father of the pair has accused the israeli police of trying to silence protests by use of force he has said that the police stormed the house in large numbers and forced them ut n a barbaric manner footage on your screens shows 23 romuna handcuffed and being escorted from her home in israeli by israeli officers on charges of inciting riot the police later sent out summons for the brother he then had to turn himself in and claimed of being held for long hours too both have been released and have returned to home now according to their lawyer both the young activists have been warned to stop carrying on their activities today the israeli occupation forces arrested me and my sister from a clear intimidation move to stop us from speaking out against the injustices that they commit then just as the settlers commit um we were detained for hours and clearly they had no bases on which to charge us and so we were released afterwards but before algae was freed police briefly clashed with the crowd outside the station protesters gathered outside the police station calling for the release of the activists police were seen throwing stunt grenades and firing rubber bullets the palestinian red crescent society said 10 people were injured the detentions come a day after police in shaijara arrested a reporter covering demonstrations of the media network of al jazeera press freedom watchdogs have raised an alarm on how journalists are being targeted tensions could fly further in jerusalem this week when a jewish right-wing march is expected to pass through the old city's damascus gate a similar march its route diverted at the last minute was held the same day that israel gaza fighting broke out the renewed violence can also pose a problem for the fragile coalition formed by embattled prime minister benjamin netanyahu's opponents.

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