Silwan: 5 border police wounded by rocks

Patrol pelted in e. J'lem, reinforcements also assailed by stones.

May 29, 2010 19:08
Palestinian stone throwers, some of them carrying

issawiya hamas flag arab riot 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

At least five border policemen were lightly wounded Saturday in rock throwing in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

Two border policemen were lightly wounded in the head by rocks thrown at a unit of border police as they were going about their routine duties in Silwan. The hurt policemen were evacuated to hospital.

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A force sent in to track down the assailants was pelted with rocks as well, at least three were
lightly injured and were treated on the spot.

Reinforcements were sent in and dispersed the rioters using tear gas.

Earlier Saturday, a Palestinian youth wrested a policewoman’s firearm away from her on Jerusalem’s Salah a-din street, border policemen tackled him and got him under control. The policewoman was lightly wounded but didn’t need treatment.

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