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Yudin concedes that some locations within the city, like the Damascus and Lions Gates outside the Old City's northern entrances, and the City of David, in Silwan, East Jerusalem, are flashpoints--more prone to unrest than others--but it's not something that he, nor the higher-ups in the Israeli ...
Clashes erupted in the village of Silwan in Occupied-East Jerusalem Saturday night according to Wafa and the Palestinian press. According to eyewitnesses, Israeli settlers assaulted a number of children as they played in the Batn al-Hawa neighbourhood, near an Israeli outpost in the town. The ...

In the Silwan neighborhood, just south of the Old City, the administrator general has supported the right-wing group Ateret Cohanim, which controls property known as the Benvenisti Trust, a property trust dedicated for religious purposes and named after the Benvenisti family, which established the ... Israeli Justice Ministry Jews Arab
Ramallah, March 6 (Petra) - Israeli occupation bulldozers early Tuesday demolished a room and a wall belong to Palestinians living in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque ... The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan said in a statement that bulldozers belonging to the Israeli occupation municipality in ...
The ongoing Israeli excavations under Palestinian homes in Wadi Hilweh Neighborhood, in Silwan town south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, have led to further structural damage to several homes. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the excavations are ...
"Another Palestinian neighbourhood under constant threat of house demolition or eviction is Silwan in Jerusalem." https://t.co/uTTKimDRnU. — Kamel Hawwash (@kamelhawwash) August 28, 2017. However, the municipal authorities issued yesterday a self-demolition order against the property and threatened to charge ...

Meanwhile, Khaled Zir, a resident of Silwan, was questioned for several hours on Wednesday on suspicions that he prevented access to Elad vehicles. The organization is trying to build a restaurant and a large rope bridge above Hinnom Valley, not far from Zir's property. Zir claimed that its workers were ...
Elad, which operates in East Jerusalem, has two main focuses: settling Jews in the largely Arab Silwan neighborhood and running tourist and excavation sites. The chief tourist site is Ir David – the City of David – which it runs for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Elad has also been in a legal battle with ...
In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Wisam Ahmad al-Mekhel, and his brother Mohammad, from al-Ezariyya town, southeast of the city. In Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Luay Sami Rajabi in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood. It is worth mentioning that the ...
Manal and Mohammed live in the Wadi al-Hilweh area of Silwan, and say their home is simply falling apart, and recount how a chunk of wall fell on their three-year-old son's head while he was playing. "When we go to his grandparents' house he doesn't want to come home. He calls it the 'tumbledown ...
In 1991, after the JNF received land and houses in Silwan from the Israeli government, it leased the land, including the Sumarin's home, to Elad, a right-wing settler organization that runs the City of David archeological site in Silwan. The JNF filed suit to evict the Sumarins in 2005, and in the fall of 2011 the ...
He remains determined to keep rebuilding: "In 1967, the Israelis kicked my family out of their home in Jorat al-Anab [in West Jerusalem], and they moved here to Silwan. I was born here. We have to think about the future of our children, grandchildren, our women - where can they live? We're going to be ...
Al-Ayyam and al-Quds said that the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem issued demolition notices against several homes in Silwan, an East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN special coordinator for the Palestinian areas, said that the ongoing Israeli settlement expansion and ...
JERUSALEM, February 19, 2018 (WAFA) - Israeli security detained on Monday five Palestinians from Silwan, an East Jerusalem neighborhood, two of them 14 years old, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. It said Israeli security forces raided a number of homes in Silwan in the pre-dawn hours ...
In East Jerusalem, two Palestinians were detained after their homes in the neighborhood of Silwan were raided. Two minors, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old were detained in the Toqu town, east of Bethlehem. According to Israeli and Palestinian human rights organization B'tselem and Adameer, there are ...
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a child and a young woman, from several parts of occupied Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes. The soldiers invaded Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and ...

The JNF has been trying to evict the Sumarin familiy from their home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan for decades. ... the Jewish National Fund's (JNF) Jerusalem offices Wednesday, protesting its role in the eviction of a Palestinian family from Silwan, a neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
On a cloudy, rainy Saturday, a group of about 50 people gather outside the Dung Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. But this tour group isn't headed to the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, or the Mount of Olives. Instead, they head downhill towards the predominantly Palestinian community of Silwan.
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, six Palestinian children, and a young man, from their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, and moved them to interrogation centers in the city. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud of Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), said the soldiers invaded and ...
The settlements in Silwan, the Old City and other places are ceaselessly expanding at the expense of Palestinian families — and causing them to suffer. But the number of settlers in the Palestinian neighborhoods is minuscule. After 30 years of concentrated efforts, investment of hundreds of millions of ...
Silwan is a grim place. Its narrow concrete paths and roads are cracked and littered with piles of garbage, and there are few if any sidewalks. In it is the Batan al-Hawa quarter, where Rajabi lives. There, among the rooftops, an occasional Israeli flag flies, marking one of the six buildings where some 100 ...
Ramallah, Jan. 2 (Petra) - Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday morning seized a store owned by a Palestinian family in an Arab neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. Police were deployed in the Wadi Hilweh quarter of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city and emptied its contents. The Wadi Hilweh ...
The legal basis for the attempted eviction of the Sumreen family from their Silwan home is the states determination that Musa Sumreen, one of the family patriarchs, is an absentee, because he lives in Jordan. Therefore, his home in Silwan was declared absentee property and transferred to the state, which ...
The legal basis for the attempted eviction of the Sumreen family from their Silwan home is the state's determination that Musa Sumreen, one of the family patriarchs, is an “absentee,” because he lives in Jordan. Therefore, his home in Silwan was declared absentee property and transferred to the state, ...
How did Ateret Cohanim obtain rights to the land in the heart of Silwan in the first place? In the late 19th century, the land housed a small group of Jews from Yemen. The leaders of the Jewish community in Jerusalem established a public sanctuary for the immigrants on the site, designed to assure their ...
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and conducted violent searches of homes, before abducting at least thirteen Palestinians, including children, and demolished two buildings. Media sources in Silwan said the soldiers ...
He remains determined to keep rebuilding: "In 1967, the Israelis kicked my family out of their home in Jorat al-Anab [in West Jerusalem], and they moved here to Silwan. I was born here. We have to think about the future of our children, grandchildren, our women - where can they live? We're going to be ...
Of the other structures targeted during the reporting period, 15 were in East Jerusalem (Silwan, Beit Hanina and al-Isawiya) and nine were in Area C, including in the herding community of Um al Jmal (Tubas) and in Wadi Qana (Salfit). The six EU-funded structures demolished in January - two residential ...
The report warns that archaeology and tourism exploited by the government and organisations involved in colonisation promote a “narrative based on historic continuity of the Jewish presence at the expense of other religions and cultures.” The report focuses on the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan, ...
JERUSALEM, February 12, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli fanatics slashed on Monday tires of several Palestinian-owned cars and spray-painted them with racist anti-Arab graffiti in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, said Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The center said fanatics slashed the tires ...
Three Palestinians, including an activist and his son, were detained by Israeli police for attempting to prevent a group of settlers from driving a truck through his privately-owned land towards Wadi Al-Rababeh area in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan; where digging operations are currently ...
JERUSALEM, December 26, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished two structures and notified to demolish a number of homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, under the pretext of construction without a permit, according to local sources. Israeli police accompanied by bulldozers ...
Jawad Siyam, director of the Wadi Information Center in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, says, “It is Trump and Israel that have brought us to a one-state solution, but one that does not want to include us in this state. Israel wants a Jewish state, but how does one make it democratic for us as well ...
Cohen adds that during the peace talks in Oslo in 1991, Palestinian political leader Faisal Husseini objected to Israeli control of Silwan – the Arab neighborhood, just south of the Old City, where both the City of David archaeological park and several groups of Jewish settlers have made inroads in recent ...
Here at the Silwan Club, the cramped outdoor space is made to feel ... by curator Reem Fadda, Murillo's work at the Silwan Club makes up a ...
... located south of the Old City walls, Elad has been active in settling Jews in the largely Arab Silwan neighborhood in the same general area.
... good of the settlers of Silwan, with the final station shamelessly at the Kedem Center, serving the narrow ideological interests of the settlers.
The Israeli water company Gihon cut off water to a number of Palestinian homes in the Silwan neighborhood in east Jerusalem, and on the ...
Israeli soldiers escorted bulldozers as they surrounded East Jerusalem's Silwan district, closing all entrances and exits to the neighbourhood, ...
Israeli Occupation bulldozers on Tuesday morning demolished two homes in the town of Silwan, East Jerusalem, under the pretext of no ...
on Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded the towns of al-'Eesawiyya, Hizma and Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes ...
Silwan, Occupied East Jerusalem - For four hours, Abdul Karim Abu Sneina watched as a pair of bulldozers razed the two homes that he had ...
Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Friday morning, the town of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted two children.
Settlers and Palestinians are bidding for a property in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan that could decide the whole area's character, local ...
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, which is based in East Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood, said, based on reports from Amjad Abu Assab, head of the committee of families of Palestinian prisoners from East Jerusalem in Israeli jails, that police detained Hatem Abdul Qadder, who is in charge of the ...
Donald Trump's decision to move the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem has provoked a crisis in the region. By appearing to give US support for total Israeli control of a city that both Palestinians and Israelis stake a claim to, he risks ending decades of peace negotiations. In the wake of the President's decision, protests have ...
JERUSALEM, December 12, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli court Tuesday extended the detention of four minors, who were detained on their way back from school amid rising tension in Jerusalem, until Wednesday. According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, the four teens were identified as ...
... to the Palestinian citizens of Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem, in return for Israel's closure of some public spaces in the neighborhood ...
Al-Ayyam added Israeli police conducted raids into East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan and Shufat as Palestinians held a sit-in at the ...


 

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