Four people were arrested in the Silwan neighborhood of east Jerusalem
on Wednesday afternoon for disturbing the peace in a round-up of
suspects that police periodically do in the tense neighborhood.
the arrests, dozens of residents began to gather and throw stones at the
Police fired a series of warning shots and used force to
disperse the demonstrators. In the course of dispersing the residents,
one of the border police fired his gun and hit one of the suspects who
was arrested in the leg.
The suspect was injured lightly and was treated
by a Magen David Adom paramedics. The incident came the day after
Silwan residents threw Molotov cocktails at a patrol of border police
late on Tuesday night. There were no injuries but the border patrol
fired a series of warning shots in the air.