Violence, Arrests during Settlers’ Entry to another House in Silwan

BREAKING: Settlers entered yet another house in Silwan early yesterday morning, escorted by heavy police and border guard security. The house is adjacent to the house which was taken over last Thursday.

As the settlers entered the house, clashes erupted between the police and the Palestinian residents of the neighborhood during which three Palestinians were arrested and eight others were injured from rubber bullets, tear gas and battery.

In addition to state-funded private security, the police is now securing the settlers in the neighborhood as well, making the atmosphere in the area extremely tense.

The settlers’ effort to “Israelize” the neighborhood, change the status quo and prevent a future agreement must be stopped!

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