Night Confrontations across Old City of Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM, August 26, 2014 (WAFA) – Confrontations erupted between Israeli Police and Palestinian youths late Tuesday night across the old city of Jerusalem and the nearby districts, according to media and local sources.

WAFA correspondent said the confrontations erupted in the districts of Silwan, al-Tur, MT of Olives, Suwana, Wad al-Jouz and Sur Baher.

According to witnesses, the neighborhood of Wad al-Jouz witnessed the most violent confrontations in the city, which lasted until the dawn hours; police closed off the main entrance to the neighborhood, randomly spraying ‘skunk’ water and firing stun grenades and smoke bombs at the protesters and at residents’ homes. Police arrested a youngster in the aftermath after beating him up.

In the meantime, police assaulted a youngster in Shuafat, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, and beat him up with the butts of their rifles and clubs. He was transferred to hospital for medical treatment.

 

Source: WAFA