Pictures: Occupation forces assault Ala’ Qaraeen in Silwan
August 11, 2016

The 45-year old Ala’ Qaraeen lost consciousness and suffered shortness of breath after being assaulted by the occupation forces in the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh in Silwan.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the occupation forces were deployed in the neighborhoods of Silwan on Thursday night in a provocative way. The forces were stopping young men and searching them during which firecrackers were fired towards the forces in the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh.

The center added that the forces increased their presence in Ein Al-Lozeh and closed the main streets in the area creating heavy traffic jams; they prevented the locals from going back to their homes.

The forces also stormed into several residential houses including the houses of Abbasi and Rajabi families and fired sound grenades in between the houses; they also assaulted and beat the young men passing in the area for no reason.

The center explained that the forces stopped Ala’ Qaraeen while passing in the area and assaulted and severely beat him; he lost consciousness and suffered shortness of breath. The locals were prevented from providing him with necessary first aid and he was left on the ground for nearly an hour. After the police left the area, an ambulance managed to get to him and transfer him to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital for treatment.