Occupation police raid two cultural centres and assault staff in Silwan
Israeli occupation police raided on Thursday evening the Wadi Hilwa Information Centre and the Mada Centre for Creativity, in the Wadi Hilwa neighbourhood of Silwan village near the Aqsa Mosque, according to Palestinian sources in Jerusalem.
The sources said that Jewish settlers participated in the assault on the Wadi Hilwa centre and that they assaulted the staff during the assault injuring five of them including Ramadan al-Banna, Ahmad al-Natshe and Wael Seyam.
This is in addition to a number of arrests including an elderly man, a woman and a 15-year-old boy who was accused of throwing stones at a Jewish settler.
Meanwhile, citizens of Eisaweyyah to the north east of Jerusalem organised a picket to protest the occupation’s decision to bar them from reaching their fields.
The villagers own about 2500 dunums of land and they have been barred from reaching them by the occupation authorities without any reasons given for this ban.