A shooting operation in Silwan- the injury of a boy and two settlers
January 28, 2023

he 13-year-old,Mahmoud Mohammad Aleiwat, was wounded today, Saturday, by settlers' bullets, after he carried out a "shooting operation" in the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in the town of Silwan.

The Israeli police said in a statement that the perpetrator of the attack fired bullets at the settlers, who shot him.

The police detained Aleiwat on the ground for more than an hour, stripped him of his clothes, and conducted field investigations while providing him with first aid and holding him on the ground.

The occupation forces stormed the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in large numbers, closed the area with police vehicles and red tapes, prevented access to the place, assaulted the residents and prevented them from leaving their homes.

About two hours later, the occupation forces raided the house of Aleiwat famed, in the Karm al-Sheikh neighborhood in Silwan, and surrounded all its entrances and rooftops. They prevented access to the house, and conducted a search of the house while detaining family members.

The lawyer of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Mohammad Mahmoud, stated that the police transferred the injured Aleiwat to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, while he is under arrest.