ISRAELI POLICE REMOVE TENT FOR RECEPTION OF EX-DETAINEE IN ISSAWIYA
The Israeli occupation police on Tuesday afternoon removed a tent erected in Issawiya district, east of Jerusalem, in order to hold a reception for Mohamed Zaidan, a Palestinian citizen who was released after 15 years in Israeli jails.
The removal of the tent provoked local young men in Issawiya into throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the police forces, who responded by intensively firing rubber bullets, and tear gas and stun grenades.
39-year-old Mohamed Zaidan had been arrested in 2002 and sentenced then for 15 years in prison on a charge of his affiliation with the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which Israel classifies as a “terrorist group”.
(Source / 21.02.2017)