The summary of the anniversary of martyring Samer Sarhan


Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 | 02:12 | Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC)

The day started with confusion for the residents of Silwan. Some heard that there was going to be a march to commemorate the anniversary of the Martyr Samer Sarhan. Others didn’t hear about the march at all, and according to one religious personality’s analysis, “the confusion is in the interest of the settlers and biased people, so don’t be taken by rumours.”  At noon the situation became clear when separate clashes took place in many neighbourhoods where stones were thrown.

At the first hours of sunset, the first Molotov cocktail was thrown at the ‘House of Yonothan’ settlement block in the neighbourhood of Batn Alhawa.  Then, three more Molotov cocktails were thrown at a settlement block which lies between the Spring of Silwan Streetand the neighbourhood of Wadi Hilweh.  A few seconds later, a mass of armed Israeli forces headed toward the neighbourhood of Ein Alouzeh and the Protest Tent in Al Bustan neighbourhood. The Israeli forces kidnapped one child, Wajdi Qaqoor, 15, while he was standing at the bus station.

 The Israeli Forces solidified their presence in many neighbourhoods, for instance, at the junction of the Martyr’s street, at the same spot where Sarhan was killed. The atmosphere is still tense with the potential for further confrontations.


Violent confrontations in front of City of David settlement which was built on the land of the Qaraean and Sumrain Families. The land was confiscated by the Absentee Custody Law ( archive).

Numerous Israeli forces are protecting the City of David SettlementonWadi Hilweh Street

A windshield of an Israeli settler’s vehicle as broken by angry crowds reacting to the illegal settlement and the martyrdom of Samer Sarhan


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