Midnight military offense sparks clashes


Monday, 19 September, 2011 | 16:51 | « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC)

A calm night in Silwan was turned to chaos by an Israeli military patrol early Sunday morning, 18 September. A jeep-mounted loudspeaker blaring high-pitched, offensive messages awoke residents at approximately 2am, sparking confrontations as people poured into the street. Violent clashes spread throughout Bir Ayyub and Ein al-Louzeh districts of Silwan.

Wadi Hilweh remained relatively calm over the weekend, due largely to minimal settler movements. One incident was reported, however, of a settler using offensive language in an attempt to provoke Palestinian pedestrians.

Israeli soldiers on a roof occupied by military order last year.

Night clashes in Silwan (Archive)


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