Silwan deluged in gas as violent clashes rage throughout village
February 25, 2011

Israeli forces fired gratuitous amounts of tear gas at praying Palestinians as they completed the weekly public prayer in Al-Bustan protest tent today, sparking clashes. Confrontations, some of the most violent this week, quickly spread throughout Silwan. Witnesses reported that Israeli forces' use of tear gas today against protesters topped anything they had ever seen before, with vast numbers of residents, including dozens of children, suffering the asphyxiating effects of tear gas inhalation.