'Will allow protests.' Danino
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Photo: Panet Website
Milad Ayache
Photo: Panet Website
Clashes in Silwan
Photo: Gil Yohanan

'Preparing for all possible scenarios'

Following mounting unrest in east Jerusalem ahead of 'Nakba Day,' Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino says 'police to allow protests, but will act firmly against rioters'

The police is preparing for all possible scenarios ahead of "Nakba Day," said Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino on Saturday.


Danino held an assessment of the situation at the Jerusalem District police following the unrest in east Jerusalem and ahead of the events scheduled to take place all over the country as part of "Nakba Day," set for Sunday.


Jerusalem District Commander Niso Shaham briefed Danino on the police activity in the eastern part of the capital and deployment preparations for Saturday night.


"The police will allow protests to take place while keeping restraint, but will not tolerate rioting and will arrest those taking part in disorders," Danino said, adding that "The Jerusalem Police, as well as other districts around the country, will remain on high alert in order to respond to every possible scenario."


Earlier on Saturday, hundreds attended the Saturday funeral of 17-year-old Milad Ayache, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen during a "Nakba Day'" riot in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Friday.


It is still unclear who fired the deadly shot. The Jerusalem District Police in investigating the incident, but a police request to autopsy the body was denied by the family. Palestinian sources said it is believed the fire came from the direction of Biet Yonatan.



פרסום ראשון: 05.14.11, 16:56
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