Clashes Reported In Silwan, Several Residents Wounded, One Kidnapped – International Middle East Media Center

File - Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center
Wednesday April 13, 2011 10:55 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Palestinian sources in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, reported on Wednesday morning that several residents were injured, one seriously, while one resident was kidnapped by Israeli soldiers and policemen following clashes that took place in the town.


File – Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center

The sources added that soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs at the Al Bustan neighborhood causing several residents to require treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.

Soldiers attacked with clubs and batons four women in Al Bustan without any provocation.

Also, one resident suffered serious wounds and was moved to a local Palestinian hospital in Jerusalem.

Another resident was violently beaten by the soldiers while standing in front of his store, and lost consciousness; despite being unconscious, soldiers kidnapped him and took him to an unknown destination.

Also on Wednesday, soldiers broke into a home that belongs to the Shiokhy family, in Silwan. The attack came just one day after the army kidnapped Muath Shiokhy from his home.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, reported that soldiers violently searched the home of Muath Shiokhy, 18, sabotaging its property and even confiscated clothes.

The army claims that Muath was wearing the clothes in question during Tuesday clashes with the police and the army.

Muath’s mother stated that the soldiers failed to locate the clothes allegedly worn by Muath during the clashes, but took a yellow shirt that belongs to his sister.

Shiokhy was kidnapped by the army on Tuesday while washing a friend’s car that was parked outside a café where he worked. The attack against the Al Shiokhy family home is not the first of its kind as it was repeatedly attacked and had its property sabotaged.

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