Israeli Soldiers Attack, Arrest Palestinian Youths Playing With Snow In Jerusalem
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, reported that Israeli soldiers violently attacked and arrested several Palestinians playing with snow, which has been blanketing much of Palestine for some time now.
The clashes occured when extremist Israeli settlers began to throw rocks at the local Palestinian youths who were playing in the snow. The settlers were also shouting and cursing at the youths as well as chanting anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian, and anti-Muslim slogans.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the current situation in the area is tensed as dozens of settlers and soldiers are still in the streets, and that the Palestinians were forcibly removed.
The center also added that several members of the Israeli Internal Security were also deployed in the area ordering the local Palestinians to leave; the extremist Israeli settlers were not ordered to leave.
This sort of behavior is nothing new to Silwan, which is frequently directly impacted by Israel’s illegal settlement activites. There has been multiple incidents of Israeli soldiers attacking and kidnapping residents, including children. Extremist settlers are also responsible for dozens of attacks against the residents, their homes and property.
The Wadi Hilweh Center recently reported that Israeli soldiers and policemen kidnapped in the last 6 months more than 350 Palestinians in Jerusalem, including dozens of youth and children, and 13 women.