Saturday, Oct. 19
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Palestinian killed in Silwan shooting attack

Sept. 22, 2010 9:19 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 22, 2010 9:25 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian was killed on Wednesday and three others were injured when Israeli security guarding settlers in the flashpoint neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem opened fire at their car.

Guards opened fire at the car at 5 a.m. as the Palestinians drove through the Wad Hilwa area of Silwan, witnesses told the Wad Hilwa Information Center.

Witnesses identified the man killed as Samer Sarhan, 28. One of the injured was described as in critical condition following the shooting and transferred to the Hadassah Hospital for treatment, witnesses told the center.

There are unconfirmed reports of a second fatal casualty in the attack.

Ma'an's correspondent said violent clashes erupted across Silwan following news of Sarhan's death.

Center director Mahmoud Qara’een said Sarhan's body was left for two hours before Israeli Border Guards transferred the corpse to an unknown location.

Israeli police and border guards heavily deployed in Silwan following the shooting, preventing residents from approaching the site of the incident.

A spokesman for Israel's National Police did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

(This story was UPDATED to confirm the identity of the Palestinian killed during the shooting.)

Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015