donderdag 10 januari 2013
Photo source: Ammar Ghosheh
Photo credit: Rashid Mashrawi
Sneeuw in Jeruzalem en omstreken; mooie plaatjes, maar ook overlast. Daarnaast eveneens sneeuwpret, sneeuwpoppen die van strijdbaarheid getuigen en sneeuwbalgevechten die tot echte gevechten leiden.
Two Palestinians suffered gunshot wounds in clashes with Israeli settlers and soldiers in separate incidents in the northern West Bank on Thursday, an official said.
Dozens of residents of Yitzhar settlement clashed with Palestinians who were playing in the snow in the nearby Urif village, south of Nablus, settler-monitoring official Ghassan Daghlas said.
Israeli forces arrived at the scene and tried to persuade the Palestinian to leave, but they refused, he said.
Tareq Zedan al-Safad,i 22, was shot in a live bullet in his leg in the clashes, and was transferred to Rafida hospital in Nablus.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said Palestinians had approached the settlement and threw rocks at Israeli forces, who responded by firing warning shots.
Meanwhile in nearby Qusra village, settlers from the Esh Kodesh outpost fired on Palestinans, and Samer Masameer 26, was shot in the leg, Daghlas said.
The army spokeswoman said there was mutual rock-throwing between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in the area.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, reported that Israeli soldiers violently attacked and arrested several Palestinians playing with snow, in Sheikh Jarrah, in occupied Jerusalem, amidst the current snowfall that is covering nearly every part of Palestine. Extremist settlers, who gathered in the area shouted slogans against the Arabs and the Palestinians.
The clashes took place when a number of extremist Israeli settlers started throwing rocks at the local Palestinian youths who were playing with the snow, and started shouting and cursing at them, while chanting racist slogans against the Arabs and the Muslims.