Israeli Soldiers Invade Shu’fat Refugee Camp

December 17, 2016 5:30 AM IMEMC News News Report 0
17 Dec
5:30 AM

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, several neighborhoods in Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and clashed with scores of youngsters who hurled stones and empty bottles on the advancing army vehicles.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs on the protesters, after the army invaded the refugee camp from several directions.

There have been no immediate reports of injuries or abductions during the invasion, while the soldiers also surrounded the refugee camp.  

On Thursday at night, the Israeli army said six of its soldiers were wounded, including one who was moved to a hospital, during clashes that took place in the refugee camp.

Similar clashes took place in al-‘Eesawiyya town, in the center of Jerusalem, Silwan town, south of the al-Aqsa Mosque in the city, Abu Dis town, southeast of Jerusalem, in addition  to the at-Tour and Jabal az-Zeitoun neighborhoods, overlooking the Old City.

In related news, the army abducted a young Palestinian man, identified as Mahmoud ‘Oleyyan, after stopping them at the al-Hamra roadblock, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The Palestinian, from the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Jenin, while he was heading back home from Jericho.

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