Monday Jan 28, 201304:35 PM GMT
9 hurt, 7 arrested in Palestinian clashes with Israeli troops
A Palestinian woman shows the photographer a torn holy Koran, from the rubble of her home, which was demolished by Israeli forces in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.(file photo)
A Palestinian woman shows the photographer a torn holy Koran, from the rubble of her home, which was demolished by Israeli forces in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.(file photo)
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:34PM
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At least nine people have been injured and seven arrested after protesters clashed with Israeli troops, who were trying to destroy Palestinian homes.


Clashes broke out after Israeli forces demolished several Palestinian homes in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan on Monday.

"Bulldozers demolished two structures and some parts of a house and they also uprooted trees," activist Fakri Abu Diab said.

"Clashes erupted and nine people were injured, including a woman who was shot by a rubber bullet inside her house and taken to Makassed hospital for treatment," he said, adding that seven people were arrested.

Meanwhile, in the northern West Bank village of Jayyus group of Israeli settlers had built an illegal settlement outpost on land belonging to Palestinians, according to local resident.

The village local counsel says that the land is part of a parcel of 2,800 dunams (280 hectares) that had been the subject of litigation after Israel tried to route its separation barrier through it.

"In 2002, when they started building the wall they confiscated 2,800 dunams from Jayyus land and they were going to be behind the wall," Local council head Ghassan al-Harami said, adding "The owners went to the high court, which ruled in 2009 to adjust the path of the wall and allow 2,400 dunams to return to the village.

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