Confrontations spread throughout Silwan
March 11, 2011

Confrontations in Silwan have spread to other districts that were previously unaffected by the violence that unfolded on the village's streets today. Israeli forces fired massive amounts of tear gas wantonly through Silwan, causing asphyxiation effects in several Palestinian residents. Witnesses stated that Israeli troops' firing of gas in Bir Ayyub forced shop owners to close down their shops and evacuate the buildings due to the intensity of the barage. Soldiers also fired rubber bullets and sound bombs. No injuries from rubber bullets have been reported thus far.