The tax authority and Jerusalem municipality raid the Jerusalemite neighborhoods and result in the breakout of clashes
October 27, 2014

For the sixth consecutive day, scattered clashes broke out in the city of Jerusalem especially in the villages of Esawyeh and Jabal Al-Mukabber and the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amoud. The municipality crews along with the tax authority employees raided the neighborhoods of Silwan, Esawyeh and Beit Hanina and distributed administrative demolition orders resulting in limited clashes. The residents said: “The Israeli authorities are using the policy of group punishing against Jerusalemites.” The forces raided the village of Esawyeh in the early morning and randomly fired sound grenades and rubber bullets in the busy streets (due to the closure of the main entrance of the village) and a 16-year old student was injured with a rubber bullet. The forces were stationed at the western entrance of the village which leads to the settlement of “Maale Adomim” and they were pulling over cars and issuing traffic tickets to their owners. An Israeli force raided the school’s street in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber when the students were leaving their schools and led to the breakout of clashes; the forces were deployed in the village until Monday night. Clashes also broke out in the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amoud when the students were heading to schools and the crews of the tax authority and Jerusalem municipality raided the commercial stores in the neighborhood. They also took pictures of the residential establishments and the forces were deployed at the entrances of the neighborhood and were stationed near the mourning tent of the Martyr Abdulrahman Shallodi in an attempt to provoke the young men.