Anas was standing in the balcony opposite to the house of al-Salayma family when “all of the sudden he started to cry and shout, and we realized later that he was hit by a black rubber-coated bullet in his arm,” the father explained.
Separately, a young Palestinian man was shot with a rubber-coated bullet in his forehead during clashes in the Ein al-Luza area of the Silwan neighborhood southeast of the Old City, according to Majdi al-Abbasi of the Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center.
He added that clashes broke out in the area between young Palestinian men and Israeli troops, and that Israeli troops arrested a 14-year-old boy Mustafa Baydoun while he was standing outside his house in Baydoun area of Silwan, where clashes also ensued.
An Israeli police spokesman did not immediately return a call for information on the incident.
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld informed Ma’an of heightened security measures to be taken throughout Jerusalem on Friday, following the alleged attack by al-Salayma.