Clashes in the villages of Esawyeh and Al-Tur
April 25, 2015

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated and were injured with rubber bullets during clashes that broke out in the villages of Al-Tur and Esawyeh. The head of Paramedics department in the Palestinian Red Crescent, Dr Amin Abu Ghazaleh, explained that 26 Jerusalemites were injured with rubber bullets in the upper body parts and 48 other suffocated from tear gas grenades during the clashes in Al-Tur; they were all treated on the spot. Dr Abu Ghazaleh added that two paramedics were injured during the clashes, they are: Ahmad Shallodi (targeted by snipers while he was inside the ambulance) and Fadi Obeidi who was injured with a rubber bullet in his leg. The clashes were mostly stationed in the village of Al-Tur near the Club of Mount of Olives. The forces also went on top of the roofs of the building near Al-Maqased hospital and targeted the medical staffs. Abu Ghazaleh pointed out that the snipers targeted an ambulance and the paramedic Mohammad Abu Ghannam was able to quickly leave the ambulance but the other paramedic, Fadi, was sitting in the passenger seat and was injured with a rubber bullet. Dozens of Jerusalemites including students suffocated during the clashes that broke out in the Schools Street and at the entrance of the village of Esawyeh as explained by Mohammad Abu Hummos, member of follow-up committee in the village. The Israeli forces detained Abu Hummos in the settlement of French Hill for nearly one hour and then released him after his lawyer intervened and proved that the house-arrest imposed on him was over.