Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli forces arrested two young men, who were among hundreds of Christian Palestinians celebrating the Holy Saturday celebrations near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in occupied Jerusalem today.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces brutally attacked one of the young men and handcuffed the other after they tried to perform prayers at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Both young men were taken to Al Qashlah interrogation center in the old city.
Israeli forces have deployed and placed barriers throughout the city early this morning, ruining the celebrations on the holy day. They also carried out a mass ID check campaign, using COVID 19 as an excuse.
Israeli forces also attacked several Palestinian Christians in the streets leading to the Church, including priests, according to WAFA.
Hundreds of Orthodox Christians have flocked to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in occupied Jerusalem to celebrate the Holy Saturday amid Israeli restrictions imposed on Palestinians.