Confrontations in Al-Hara al-Wasta (middle town)
October 9, 2011

 Confrontations erupted in Al-Hara al-Wasta district at approximately 8:30pm on Friday evening, 7 October. Israeli forces guarding the Israeli settlement in Ras al-Amoud sparked clashes with local Palestinian youth. Clashes are common in the area, with Israeli forces commonly citing the pretext of youth throwing stones as reason for the violence. Soldiers on a top of  Palestinian building in Silwan