Palestinian child injured in Silwan confrontations

Palestinian child injured in Silwan confrontations


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, — A ten-year-old Palestinian child was hit with a sonic bomb in his eye and a rubber bullet in his leg during an Israeli police raid into Silwan in occupied Jerusalem on Monday night.

Local sources said that the occupation policemen broke into the town, south of the Aqsa Mosque, and burst into many homes at the conclusion of which they detained four minors.

Witnesses reported that the security men terrorized civilians, especially children and women, during their raid that also witnessed breaking doors and windows of numerous houses.

The sources said that Suleiman Siyam, 10, was rushed to hospital, adding that border police in plain clothes apprehended four children in one of the town’s suburbs in the age category 11 to 13.

Israeli occupation forces (IOF), meanwhile, bulldozed lands in Beit Fajjar village, Bethlehem district, at a late hour on Monday night and destroyed a caravan owned by Raed Takatka.

The Israeli military authorities banned Palestinian farmers of Masha village, west of Salfit district, from entering their land located behind the separation wall to harvest their olives.

Local sources said that 20 farmers were waiting since the early morning hours on Monday to reach their land but the IOF soldiers did not allow them to pass.

They said that more than 1,000 dunums of olive groves owned by Palestinians lay behind the wall, and their owners could not harvest their olives due to the Israeli ban.