Thursday, 21 April 2011

IOF soldiers detain six West Bankers, Jerusalemites injured in clashes with Israeli forces in Silwan

IOF soldiers detain six West Bankers

[ 21/04/2011 - 07:44 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained six Palestinians in various West Bank areas at dawn Thursday, the Hebrew radio reported.

It added that the detainees were taken to interrogation centers from Ramallah and Nablus districts.

In a separate development, a senior official in a West Bank chamber of commerce on Wednesday told the PIC correspondent that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has ”rigged” facilities it offered to Palestinian workers and traders.

He said the IOA had issued many permits to workers and traders this month, most of them lasting only a month. But in reality the permits were timed to coincide with the Jewish holidays, which stretch over ten days of Passover when the IOA closes off the West Bank, he added.

”It is known that during the Jewish holidays, the crossings are closed, so there is no benefit from those permits,” the official said.

[ 21/04/2011 - 07:35 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Violent confrontations took place in Silwan town, south of the Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem, on Wednesday evening between Israeli occupation forces and Jerusalemite youths.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli policemen fired flare bombs, rubber bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas at the young men who closed roads using burnt tires in a number of Silwan suburbs. They noted that Jewish settlers also took part in attacking the Jerusalemites.

Locals reported that a number of those youths were injured including one who was directly hit in his face and taken to hospital.

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