Hundreds of Palestinians marched Nov. 21 through the East Jerusalem Shuafat refugee camp in support of Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, who shot and killed one Israeli national and wounded four other Israelis earlier in the day. After the shooting incident, Israeli security forces arrived to the camp, to arrest several family members of Abu Shkhaydam suspected of having assisted him. Suspicions reportedly rose after it became known that Abu Shkhaydam’s wife and some of his children left their home in Shuafat three days before the attack.
Reportedly, residents of Shuafat gathered in protest of the raid. The demonstrators set tires on fire and threw rocks at Border Police officers who arrived at the scene while praising in chants the military wing of Hamas. They also called for a general strike in Shuafat today.