2 injured as Israeli forces disperse prisoner release celebration
Published Tuesday 22/04/2014 (updated) 23/04/2014 17:08
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces injured two Palestinians and detained one in the Old City of Jerusalem as they dispersed a prisoner release celebration, witnesses said.
Locals told Ma'an that crowds gathered in the al-Suwwana neighborhood to celebrate the release of Omar Shalabi from Israeli prison.
Soldiers fired stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, attacking others with clubs, witnesses said.
One young man was hit in the head by a rubber-coated steel bullet and was taken to al-Maqasid hospital.
Another Palestinian man was also injured and one was detained, locals said, without elaborating.
Omar Shalabi, 22, was released Tuesday morning after spending a year in Israeli custody.
An Israeli police spokesman was not immediately available for comment.