Clashes pierce Silwan's holy day once again
March 25, 2011

Clashes have gripped Silwan again today, with confrontations concentrated currently around Ein Silwan Street. Israeli forces are firing tear gas grenades, sound bombs and rubber bullets at Palestinian residents, in addition to the water cannon. Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians have become a regular event in Silwan each Friday, with the violence often continuing throughout the week, to grave detriment. Dozens are frequently injured when hit by rubber bullets and tear gas grenades and many more suffering from tear gas inhalation. Many youth are also targeted for arrest by Israeli forces, on suspicion of participation in the confrontations.