Jerusalem24 – Israeli police, yesterday evening, attacked a sit-in staged in protest of Israeli plans to forcibly expel Palestinians from their homes in the East Jerusalem town of Silwan.
The sit-in was held in front of the house of Jerusalemite Nedal al-Rajbi, whose shop was demolished earlier yesterday in the al-Bustan neighborhood of Silwan, one of 17 structures, mainly homes, in that area slated for demolition by the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem.
Palestinians carried the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans condemning the Israeli occupation measures against them and its plans to expel and displace Palestinians from their homes in Silwan.
Israeli police attacked protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades as they also closed the entrances to the neighborhood.
A youth was reportedly detained by the police.