Fifteen Wounded in Friday East Jerusalem Clashes

05.02.11 – 13:01

Jerusalem – Maysa Abu Ghazala – PNN – Violent clashes erupted on Friday after midday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud between local Palestinian youths and Israeli forces. Fifteen people suffered from tear gas inhalation and rubber bullet wounds and were treated by medical personnel.

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A Palestinian youth fires a stone at Israeli forces (PNN Archive).

Youths threw stones at the Israeli forces, who blocked neighborhood streets and prohibited men and women from attending Friday prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque. Troops responded with gunfire and tear gas canisters.

Two medics, Walid Sirawi and Qays Kamal, said that many suffered from tear gas inhalation because canisters exploded in the neighborhood’s narrow alleyways.

After the clashes, Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian Initiative Party visited the neighborhood as well as the nearby Silwan area and reassured the injured.

PNN – Palestine News Network – Fifteen Wounded in Friday East Jerusalem Clashes.

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