Clashes in Silwan and the village of Esawyeh
February 22, 2015

Witnesses explained that clashes broke out between the young men and the occupation forces in the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh in Silwan and the forces randomly fired sound grenades and rubber bullets towards the young men and the houses as well as the residents’ cars while the young men responded by throwing stones, Molotov Cocktails and firecrackers. The witnesses added that the windows of two cars in Ein Al-Lozeh were damaged during the clashes. Clashes also broke out on Sunday night in the village of Esawyeh between the young men and the occupation forces that raided the villages from its main entrance. The locals explained that the clashes spread from the entrance of the villages until the neighborhood of Alayan in which the forces used sound grenades and rubber bullets to disperse the young men. The occupation police extended on Sunday the arrest of Mohammad Abu Hummos who is a member in the follow-up committee in the village; note that he was arrested while leaving Al-Aqsa Mosque.