Violent night clashes in Silwan, two minors beaten then arrested

[ 27/06/2011 – 10:21 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Palestinian citizens in Silwan town in occupied Jerusalem clashed with Israeli occupation forces in a number of suburbs last night after those forces tried to storm Bir Ayub suburb.

Local sources said that the clashes started before midnight Sunday and continued till dawn Monday in Bir Ayub then spread to other suburbs, adding that the young men threw stones at the Israeli soldiers who responded by firing stun grenades and teargas canisters.

The heavy use of teargas spread a cloud of  gases over the town and led to breathing difficulty among tens of its residents.

The sources, describing the clashes as the most violent in recent weeks, said that disguised Israeli soldiers detained two minors after savagely beating them. They could only identify one of them Issa Hussam Al-Kurd, 15.


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