Details and pictures- Suffocation injuries in Ein Al-Lozeh and Batn Al-Hawa in Silwan
July 5, 2017

Several locals from the neighborhoods of Batn Al-Hawa and Ein Al-Lozeh in Silwan suffered suffocation injuries and multiple bruises after being assaulted by the occupation forces, intelligence personnel, settlers and their guards. The forces arrested two young men from Silwan and extended their arrest for 24 hours.

Ein Al-Lozeh

In the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh in Silwan, six Jerusalemites suffocated and were injured with bruises after raiding their homes.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that the occupation forces along with intelligence personnel raided Ein Al-Lozeh and were stationed in the Main Street. Suddenly, they raided the courtyard of Abbasi family house, and then raided the house of Mohammad Abbasi in a provocative way and without prior notice.

Abbasi family explained that the forces were yelling while they were inside Mohammad’s house. They assaulted the women, children and the elderly and pushed them before spraying pepper gas towards them which led to several suffocation injuries. The forces also pointed their guns towards the young men.

Abbasi family also explained that the forces assaulted Amin Abbasi (65) while Um Mohammad Abbasi and the baby Joud Abbasi as well as Emad Abbasi, Mohammad Abbasi and Ayman Abbasi suffered severe suffocation.

The center explained that violent clashes broke out in Ein Al-Lozeh following the raid on the house of Abbasi family, and the forces randomly fired sound grenades and rubber bullets towards the locals’ houses.

Batn Al-Hawa

On the same night, several settlers and their guards as well as occupation forces assaulted the locals of the neighborhood of Batn Al-Hawa in Silwan and sprayed them with pepper gas.

The residents of Batn Al-Hawa explained to the center that a group of settlers carried out a provocative tour in their neighborhood and one settlers sprayed pepper gas towards a group of children. The locals gathered in the area and occupation forces and intelligence personnel raided the area resulting in verbal altercations; they also sprayed the locals with pepper gas.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that Odai Rajabi, Maher Abdel Wahed, Yazan Rajabi and Anas Qaraeen were among those who suffered suffocation injuries.


The occupation forces arrested Mohammad Ibrahim Rweidi (20) and Mohammad Emad Taha and extended their arrest until Thursday; they were arrested on Wednesday night from Ein Al-Lozeh, Silwan.