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Clashes erupt in Silwan during Israeli arrest raid

Palestine Information Center – 30/08/2010

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Violent clashes broke out early Monday morning between Palestinian residents of several Silwan neighborhoods and Israeli troops amid an extensive campaign of raids against Palestinian homes in search of “wanted” people to arrest them.

Several Palestinians were arrested over confronting extremist Jewish groups in Silwan settlements over the past few days, locals reported said.

The Israeli crackdown was over Palestinians confronting extremist Jews who recently carried out an assault against the Ain Silwan mosque in the Wadi Halwa neighborhood.

Two, a brother and his sister, were arrested along with a 68-year-old man and two brothers while one minor was handed a summons to appear at the police investigation department with his father in West Jerusalem.

Three other Palestinians were escorted in blindfolds and cuffs by Israeli police to investigation centers after an Israeli campaign of searches and arrests in south Nablus, northern Al-Khalil, and Bethlehem village on Monday.

August 30, 2010 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Subjugation - Torture

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