- January 18, 2011
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Night clashes in Silwan, two teens detained in Al-Khalil
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violently quelled young men in Silwan town in occupied Jerusalem on Monday night who were protesting the storming of their town by an IOF patrol, witnesses reported.
They said that a patrol for the border police broke into the Bustan suburb near the sit-in tent and was met with stone throwers.
The soldiers fired teargas bombs and stun grenades at the demonstrators in the confrontations that expanded to include Batn Al-Hawa and Ein Al-Laouzi neighborhoods.
The Silwan town is a constant hotbed of tension in occupied Jerusalem as it is targeted by concentrated Judaization efforts by the Israeli occupation authority.
In the West Bank, the IOF troops rounded up two teenagers in two of Al-Khalil villages overnight Monday, the Hebrew radio reported on Tuesday.
Local sources said that Motez Sabarne, 17, and Jihad Bahar, 17, were apprehended in Sourif and Dhaheria villages.