Confrontations in Silwan after Friday congregation

[ 19/02/2011 – 07:42 AM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli security men used tear gas to disperse rallies that followed the Friday congregation in Silwan, occupied Jerusalem, causing breathing problems among tens of citizens.

Local sources said that the confrontations occurred following the Friday congregation in the sit-in tent in the Bustan suburb in Silwan town, south of the holy Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli policemen arrested the Palestinian teen Muhanad Qawasme in central Silwan, locals said, recalling that he had lost an eye when he was hit with a rubber bullet on 28 June 2010 during violent clashes with Israeli security forces.

The leader of the Islamic movement in 1948 occupied Palestine Sheikh Ra’ed Salah said during a visit to Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah suburb on Thursday that the Palestinian people are the real owners of occupied Jerusalem.

He said that the Israeli occupation would come to an end sooner or later.

Salah stressed that Palestinians should remain steadfast, explaining that their steadfastness in Jerusalem would inspire steadfastness for the entire Arab and Islamic countries.

Confrontations in Silwan after Friday congregation.

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