Palestinian medial sources in occupied East Jerusalem reported that dozens of residents were wounded by Israeli police fire and after being attacked by the police during clashes that took place in several neighborhoods in Silwan, south of al-Aqsa Mosque. Soldiers and policemen fired gas bombs and rubber coated metal bullets and also attacked the residents with batons.

One of the wounded residents, Alaa’ Abu Nab, 21, is five months pregnant; she was moved to Augusta Victoria Hospital before she was moved to a specialized hospital that belongs to the Red Crescent.

Another resident, Fadi Qaqasmi, was hit by a rubber-coated bullet in his eye and was moved to the St. John Eye Hospital in East Jerusalem. Three more women, identified as Nafitha Mahmoud al-Rajaby, Fida’ Awad al-Rajaby and Aya Jaber, were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

In Somren neighborhood, resident Khlail Somren, 55, who previously had a stroke, suffocated after inhaling gas, his relative Omar, 50, also suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, while Yousef Somren, 50, was violently beaten with batons and rifle-buts.

At least 80 residents were wounded either by the effects of teargas inhalation or after being beaten by the policemen in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood.

The clashes took place near the house of Abdullah Ayyoub after a group of fundamentalist settlers broke into it, and attacked him along with his family. Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and attacked the family instead of removing the extremist settlers.

Resident Ahmad Abu Nab said that soldiers settlers broke into his home and attacked his wife, Wafa’, and his children, and forced them out of their home.

A 9-year old child identified as Roshy Abu Ramouz, and three women also suffered the effects of teargas inhalation and were moved to the al-Makassid Hospital.

One soldier was wounded by a stone hurled by a resident of al-Rajaby neighborhood, while a police source said that a settler was also wounded.

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Several Palestinians Wounded In Jerusalem Clashes
Sunday June 27, 2010 09:17, by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Palestinian medical sources reported Sunday morning that several residents were wounded during clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli policemen invading al-Rajabi neighborhood in Silwan town in East Jerusalem.

Local sources reported the dozens of policemen and border-guard units were deployed in the neighborhood in addition to armed Jewish settlers.

The soldiers and policemen fired gas bombs inflicting at least two injuries. Later on, more injuries were reported after the army used rounds of live ammunition against the residents, and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Soldiers also prevented ambulances and medics from entering the neighborhood and completely sealed it while a number of wounded residents still need urgent attention.

Furthermore, several residents hurled Molotov cocktails at a home that was illegally occupied and taken over by the settlers.