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In video - Israeli forces seal off Damascus Gate, detain Palestinian teens

April 10, 2019 3:25 P.M. (Updated: April 11, 2019 2:24 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police forces sealed off the Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, and detained two Palestinian teenagers.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that a large number of Israeli forces and police were deployed at the Damascus Gate and Sultan Suleiman Street.

Israeli forces and police completely sealed off the Damascus Gate, banning passage in both directions, under the pretext of finding a suspicious object in the area.

Sources pointed out that the seal off took place as students and employees were making their way home, obstructing their movement and causing a traffic jam.

Sources also mentioned that Israeli forces body searched and interrogated several Palestinian teenagers. In addition, two of the teenagers were assaulted and detained by Israeli forces.

The identity of the two detained remained unknown.

Damascus Gate was the site of several violent attacks after a wave of unrest began in October 2015, characterized largely by small-scale stabbing attacks against uniformed Israeli forces.

In the video below, Israeli forces detained a teenager on his way home from school:
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