Live ammunition fired wantonly in Bir Ayyub
March 28, 2011

Armed settler guards in Bir Ayyub responded to a Molotov cocktail thrown at the building with a heavy spray of live ammunition in the built-up neighborhood. No injuries have been reported thus far. Israeli troops on the scene also fired heavy amounts of live ammunition and tear gas, causing widespread asphyxiation amongst Palestinian residents due to gas inhalation. Police claim to have arrested a Palestinian suspected of throwing the Molotov, however residents of Bir Ayyub deny having witnessed any arrest during the clashes. A heavy military presence currently remains in Silwan.