Pictures…Silwan: The occupation demolishes a house and injures 5 young men with rubber bullets and pepper gas
The occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished on Tuesday morning a residential house in the neighborhood of Wad Yasoul in Silwan under the pretext of building without a permit. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the occupation forces raided Wad Yasoul around 5 a.m. and were deployed in the neighborhood and closed the roads leading to it while occupation soldiers along with police dogs raided the house of late Yousef Abed Sumrein which is still under-construction; after searching the house the bulldozer was brought to execute the demolition. Mohammad Shweiki, Deputy Secretary General of the Organizing Committee of Fateh movement in Silwan, explained that the occupation soldiers raided the neighborhood of Wad Yasoul and surrounded the house of Yousef Sumrein to demolish it. Shweiki explained that the 100-square meters house is still under construction. Sumrein started building before passing away in September 2015; they also demolished the wall surrounding the house. Shweiki added that the family of Sumrein consists of 8 individuals (his wife and 7 children where the oldest is 20 and youngest is 3); one of Yousef’s sons is under arrest. Assaults and injuries Occupation soldiers assaulted the neighbors during the raid and fired rubber bullets towards them and also sprayed them with pepper gas to prevent them from approaching the “area of demolition”. Shweiki also explained that 5 young men were injured with rubber bullets, burns and suffocation. They are: Mohammad Yousef Sumrein (rubber bullet in the chest), Ahmad Awad (rubber bullet in the shoulder), Abu Yousef Sumrein, Khaled Shweiki and Izz Sumrein suffocated due to pepper gas. The Information Center was also informed that Mohammad Yousef Sumrein suffered broken ribs and bruises in the lung after being directly targeted with a rubber bullet in the chest.