Israeli violent quelling of Jerusalemites in Silwan injure 20 civilians

[ 18/10/2010 – 09:19 AM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli occupation policemen and border guards used violence against unarmed Jerusalemite citizens in Silwan last night injuring 20 of them.

Local sources said that heavily-armed security men besieged the entire town of Silwan, south of the Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, using police dogs while special forces were deployed at entrances and alleys surrounding the town.

They said that violent confrontations took place in several Silwan neighborhoods between stone throwing youths and the policemen who fired teargas canisters causing breathing difficulties for more tan 20 Jerusalemites. The policemen, who numbered more than a thousand, fired the gas bombs at the houses.

Meanwhile, citizens foiled an attempt by the police to tear down a sit-in tent in Wadi Hilwa suburb in Silwan.

Jawad Siyam, the director of Wadi Hilwa information center, said that citizens gathered inside the tent as masked young men burnt tires forcing the Israeli occupation police to withdraw from the vicinity of the tent.

He said that Zionist settlers threw stones at the citizens who responded likewise.

Israeli violent quelling of Jerusalemites in Silwan injure 20 civilians.

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