Days of Palestine

Saturday, February 4

Israeli Occupation Tightens its Grip on Shuafat camp in occupied Jerusalem

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For the fourth day in a row, Israeli occupation forces kept 150,000 Palestinians in the Shuafat refugee camp and the nearby town of Anata, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, under forced lockdown after closing all military checkpoints around them. 

Israeli occupation forces continued raiding Palestinians’ homes in the two neighborhoods and detaining Palestininsn youths after assaulting them, attacking others with tear gas bombs and rubber bullets. 

Israeli occupation forces closed the Shuafat camp checkpoint in occupied Jerusalem with concrete blocks, leaving hundreds stranded inside and outside the besieging camp and town. 

Israel troops flooded the street of the Shuafat neighborhood with wastewater and fired sound and gas bombs at the young Palestinian men standing up to defend their houses and properties.

20 Palestinian youths have been arrested since the blockade during the Israeli occupation troops’ constant raids into the camp. 

Anata Mayor Taha Rifai said that Israeli occupation forces continued to break into homes, terrorizing families, stopping Palestinian people in the streets and checking their papers, while forcing shops to shut.