Occupation forces suppress a protest at Damascus Gate and injure 4 Jerusalemites
December 13, 2017

The occupation forces assaulted on Wednesday night the protesters in the area of Damascus Gate, pushed and beat them before closing the area and preventing anyone from entering.

The Palestinian Red Crescent explained that its crews provided first aid to four people that were injured while the occupation forces suppressed the protest at Damascus Gate. One injury was due to pepper gas while the other three were injured with bruises due to pushing and beating; one was transferred to the hospital.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that the occupation forces try to suppress any protest in the city of Jerusalem against Trump’s decision. On Wednesday, the forces surrounded the protest at the stairs of Damascus Gate when protesters were chanting slogans and national anthems, and assaulted them and pushed them away using forces; they also seized Palestinian flags.

The center added that the forces deliberately evacuated the area of Damascus Gate and placed metal barricades at the entrance of Damascus gate and prevented people from entering or leaving the Old City.

A group of women managed to stay in the area of Damascus Gate and continued protesting despite multiple attempts to suppress them.

On Tuesday afternoon, the forces arrested three Jerusalemites from the area of Damascus gate, and also evacuated the area and closed the entrances.