Clashes Reported In Occupied East Jerusalem, Soldier Wounded

Saturday April 23, 2011 04:21 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Local sources in occupied East Jerusalem reported on Friday that clashes took place in Al Esawiyya and several other neighborhood in the city. One Israeli soldiers was wounded after military jeep caught fire.

Image by Palestine-Info
Image by Palestine-Info

The sources stated that local youths hurled a Molotov cocktail at a military jeep after in flipped over while speeding, and that the jeep was burnt while one soldier was injured.

Israeli Ynet News reported that the keep turned over close to the Ofarit military base, near the Hebrew University – Mount Scopus Campus, close to Al Esawiyya, but did not report any injuries among the soldiers.

The Ynet said that Arab youth saw the accident and then hurled stones and firecrackers at the jeep and the soldiers, an issue that led the jeep to catch fire.

Furthermore, clashes took place in the center of Silwan town, south of the Al Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem.

Soldiers fired gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protestors who responded by hurling stones and empty bottles; no injuries or arrests were reported.

Local sources said that the clashes came in retaliation to ongoing invasions and violations against the Palestinians and their homes in the occupied city.

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