A new property in the grip of settlers…arrests and injuries with suffocation
March 5, 2019

On Tuesday, settlers seized a property in Oqbat Darwish in the Old City of Jerusalem. The occupation forces arrested five youths in the vicinity of the house and provided full protection to the settlers.

According to eyewitnesses, a group of settlers took advantage of the occupants' exit from the house for several minutes. They broke in and closed it tightly. Then they began installing cameras and wires on the walls and the roof.

The property belongs to several families of Jerusalem, some of which were leaked (60% to settlers), while the Halabi family managed to maintain their share in it (40%). Two family members live in the property; the heirs of Jawdat Halabi.

Eyewitnesses added that the settlers prevented the woman from returning to her house. During the attempt by some youths to open the door, the settlers sprayed pepper gas and water randomly in the area. Dozens of people were suffocated and the majority of them were students as the incident occurred concurrently while students were returning to their homes from their schools.

The witnesses added that the occupation police and intelligence personnel broke into the perimeter of the house and arrested five youths and took them to Salah Al-Din street police station in Jerusalem.