Israeli forces crack down on Gaza demonstration in Silwan

Saturday, 16 April, 2011 | 00:36 | Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — Clashes continue to rage between Israeli troops and Palestinian youths today in Silwan following the mass demonstration in solidarity with Gaza. Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowd. Eyewitnesses also report that Israeli troops provoked protesters through verbal abuse. Settlers gathered at the scene of the protest also to harass demonstrators.

Palestinian youths threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces, hitting one patrol.

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