15 injured in Silwan in Jerusalem

[ 15/10/2010 – 09:57 PM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Clashes between residents of the Silwan suburb in occupied Jerusalem and IOF troops broke out anew on Friday afternoon resulting in 15 Palestinians being injured and dozens suffering breathing difficulties as a result of inhaling teargas.

Local sources said that IOF troops and occupation police in large numbers stormed, during the Friday prayers, the “steadfastness tent” where the residents of Silwan are staging a sit-in. The soldiers fired teargas at the worshipers in tent sparking clashes between the unarmed worshipers and the occupation troops.

Fifteen were injured including Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, Chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council, Hatem Abdelqader, a Fatah high ranking official, Fakhri Abu Diab, member of the Bustan neighborhood defense committee, a 4-year-old girl.

Sheikh Sabri had delivered a sermon stressing that the Palestinian people will never give up their right to Jerusalem and that they will defend the holy city. He also called on Palestinians to unite in the face of the Zionist occupation.

15 injured in Silwan in Jerusalem.

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