Local sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces detained Abu Sbeih Saturday, two days after he was detained for interrogation and released after a few hours.
It remained unclear where the teenager was taken or for how long he would be detained. An Israeli army spokesperson said they would look into reports of the detention.
Abu Sbeih’s detention came a day after an Israeli court extended the detentions of his 18-year-old brother Izz al-Din until Thursday, and of his sister Eiman until Sunday, according to Amjad Abu Asab, head of the Jerusalem Committee for Families of Prisoners.
Izz al-Din had been detained along with his brother Sbeih during a raid in occupied East Jerusalem overnight Thursday, though Sbeih was released shortly after. Eiman, 17, was detained from her family home in the Jerusalem district town of al-Ram the day after her father carried out the drive-by shooting that left two Israelis dead.
Her detention came shortly after Eiman had posted a Facebook status hailing her father’s actions. “We deem my father as martyr,” she said in the video. “We hope he will plead for us before God on judgment day… I am proud of what my father did.
“The three children of Abu Sbeih have been the victims of a larger campaign on part of Israeli authorities targeting the entire family of the slain Palestinian, his neighborhood, and the larger Jerusalem district. Israeli forces raided a ‘mourning tent’ in Hebron on Friday, dedicated to Abu Sbeih’s memory.
Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers ripped down pictures of Abu Sbeih and placards decorated with political slogans before leaving the area.Israeli forces have carried out violent raids in al-Ram, where Abu Sbeih had been forced to move back with his family after Israeli authorities banned him from East Jerusalem earlier this month.