Jerusalemite youths wounded in Silwan confrontations

[ 07/05/2011 – 06:48 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Violent confrontations were reported on Friday in a number of suburbs in Silwan town in occupied Jerusalem between civilians and the Israeli occupation soldiers.

Local sources said that the clashes were particularly violent in Batn Al-Hawa suburb where an Israeli military post is located, adding that 15 young Palestinians were injured with rubber coated bullets.

They said that a Palestinian home caught fire as a result of the abundant use of teargas bombs while all family members were treated for breathing difficulty.

The confrontations started after the Friday congregation as the youth burnt tires and closed roads.

Earlier on Thursday night, similar confrontations were reported in Shufat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem after the Israeli occupation forces closed the roadblock in central Jerusalem.

Locals reported that the IOF soldiers fired teargas canisters and stun grenades at youths in the camp who were protesting the step. The young men closed the camp’s main road using rocks and burnt tires.



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