Wadi Hilweh Committee member assaulted by Israeli police – in pictures

Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 | 18:36 |  « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) 
Wadi Hilweh Popular Committee member Ahmed Qaraeen was attacked yesterday by an Israel police officer at the entrance to the archaeological settlement City of David in Wadi Hilweh district of Silwan.

The police officer physically assaulted Qaraeen causing him to fall, then demanded to see his identity card. Qaraeen suffers from injuries caused by two gunshot wounds when was shot by a settler last year and had difficulty moving when struck by the officer. The officer then attempted to prevent an ambulance from transferring the injured Qaraeen to hospital when called.

The officer responsible is known throughout the Silwan community for his antagonism of Palestinian residents.

 Ahmad Qareen

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