Soldier fires on Al-Bustan protest tent unprovoked

Sunday, 20 March, 2011 | 11:06 | Wadi Hilweh Information Center

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — Witnesses stated that an Israeli soldier disembarked from a military jeep in al-Bustan district of Silwan last night near the neighborhood protest tent, firing tear gas towards it. The attack come entirely unprovoked say eyewitnesses, who report that there had been no clashes in the area at the time. Such practices have become an unfortunate commonality in Israeli military strategy in Silwan as a means of stoking the fires of disquiet in the village.

Saturdays in Silwan generally witness less tension between Israeli forces and Palestinians due to the absence of settlers and settler guards.


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