Monday, November 30, 2015

Sunday: teener killed in Silwan, the second Palestinian that day

 (Photos Wadi Hilwan Infornatuon Centre)

Israeli forces on Sunday evening shot dead a Palestinian teenage boy during clashes in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, the information Centre of the inhabitants ofSilwan, said that 17-year-old Ayman Samih al-Abbasi died after he was shot in his chest in the Ras al-Amoud area of Silwan.
 Israeli forces subsequently stormed the local Ein al-Lozeh medical center searching for the boy's body, but were reportedly unable to find it. The center added that Israeli police held medical staff inside the center and prevented them from leaving.Abbasi had previously spent 18 months in Israeli jails and a further 10 months under house arrest. The circumstances in which he was killed were initially unclear, with locals saying that the Ras al-Amoud area was mostly calm before he was shot dead.
Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that Israeli police had been carrying out patrols in the area when Palestinians threw "10 petrol bombs" at them. Jawad Siyam, the director of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, told Ma'an that it had been "quiet" in Silwan before Abbasi's death, but that fierce clashes broke out afterward. He added that clashes broke out in the highly tense neighborhood "every day."Following Abbasi's death, Palestinian groups were reported to have called for a "day of rage" on Monday.

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