Settlers celebrate the Jewish New Year in Silwan…arresting a child and clashes
September 14, 2015

The occupation forces were deployed on Monday night in the neighborhoods and streets of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan and closed one of its entrances coinciding with the arrival of dozens of settlers to the town to perform their Talmudic rituals on their Jewish New Year holiday. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the occupation forces were heavily deployed in the main street of the neighborhood and closed one of its entrances while dozens of settlers were arriving to “Ein Silwan” to perform their special rituals. The center pointed out that the settlers arrived to Silwan in the form of groups and deliberately provoked the locals by dancing and singing while walking in the area and the forces attempted to arrest a child under the pretext of throwing an empty bottle towards one settler. The center added that the forces raided on the neighborhoods of Wadi Hilweh and tried to go on top of one residential building that overlooks Silwan and use it as a surveillance point while the settlers were in the neighborhood but the young men confronted them and prevented them from doing so. Arrest On the other hand, the occupation forces arrested the 16-year old Nous Sumrein while he was in the neighborhood of Wadi Al-Rababeh in Silwan. Clashes in Shu’fat refugee camp Clashes broke out on Monday night in Shu’fat refugee camp and the spokesman of Fateh movement in the camp, Thaer Fasfoos, explained that three young men were injured with rubber bullets during the clashes while dozens of young men and locals suffocated due to the heavy firing of tear gas in the area; he pointed out that fire broke out in a storage after grenades were fired towards it.