Clashes rage in Silwan – in pictures

Saturday, 16 April, 2011 | 00:37 | « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — Dozens of Palestinians marched in Silwan village today in condemnation of Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip and collective punishment of Palestinians living in Gaza, with many joining from the public prayer at the threatened Al-Bustan protest tent.

Clashes erupted between Palestinian youth and Israeli armed forces, with police and army units closing off the Wadi Rababa entrance to Silwan since early morning heightening tensions. The busy Wadi Rababa throroughfare links the Al-Thouri district to West Jerusalem.
Israeli forces fired tear gas at protesters in Ein Silwan district at Samer Sarhan Street. A heavy presence of Israeli troops was also found near Israeli settlements in Wadi Hilweh area.

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