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2 dead in east Jerusalem brawl
Man shot to death, another run over as two clans clash in Silwan Saturday evening
Violent evening in Silwan: Two east Jerusalem residents were killed Saturday during a brawl involving two clans in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan.

 

Several other people sustained wounds in the clashes.

 

Three residents of Silwan village, in east Jerusalem, were arrested under suspicions for being involved in the shooting during the skirmish Saturday that resulted from an inter-family feud. The suspects were transferred for investigation by the police's minority department.

 

During the brawl, armed members of both clans opened fire at each other. One man died of gunshot wounds, while another man was killed after being run over by a vehicle. Both victims were taken to an east Jerusalem hospital.

 

Meanwhile, large police forces accompanied by a helicopter arrived at the scene in order to disperse the crowds. According to the Palestinians, despite an Israeli ban, plain clothed Palestinian Authority security officials also arrived at the site of the clashes in an effort to calm the tensions.

 

Earlier this year, 11 people sustained light to moderate wounds in a brawl involving two Arab clans near the American consulate in east Jerusalem. In that incident, the wounded were taken to hospital across the capital for treatment. Another three police officers called in to contain the brawl sustained light wounds.

 

Efrat Weiss contributed to the report

 


פרסום ראשון: 07.04.09, 22:54
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