House demolition orders spark clashes in Silwan

12:00 Jan 18 2012 Silwan

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Wednesday served demolition notices to a number of Palestinian homes in Silwan in occupied Jerusalem sparking clashes with locals.

Israeli policemen escorted IOA-controlled municipality employees who imposed fines on a number of citizens for building with permit then served demolition notices.

The committee for the defense of Silwan land said that the inspection teams stormed three suburbs in Silwan, south of the Aqsa Mosque, as police installed roadblocks and searched inhabitants.

It said that the act provoked inhabitants prompting them to attack the police and occupation forces with stones and confrontations ensued … in one incident fistfights broke out in Bir Ayub suburb between civilians and the police forces.

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