Tagged: Silwan

How Israel Helps Settler Group Move Jews Into East Jerusalem’s Silwan News Roundup
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

How Israel Helps Settler Group Move Jews Into East Jerusalem’s Silwan

In the mid-1990s, Ilan Shtayer, a research assistant at the Ben-Zvi Institute for the study of the Land of Israel, was asked, together with others, to conduct historical geographical research about the Yemenite Jewish section of the Arab village of Silwan near Jerusalem’s Old City.

on January 6, 2016
Undercover Israeli Forces Detain 3 Schoolchildren in Silwan News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Undercover Israeli Forces Detain 3 Schoolchildren in Silwan

Israeli undercover forces on Tuesday detained three Palestinian schoolchildren from the Ras al-Amud area of Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, witnesses said. Witnesses said that undercover Israeli agents dressed as Palestinians chased the children while they were on their way to school before detaining them.

on November 17, 2015
Group: Israeli Settlers Lock Family Out of Their Home in Silwan News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Group: Israeli Settlers Lock Family Out of Their Home in Silwan

Israeli settlers on Thursday prevented a Palestinian family from entering their home in the Batan al-Hawa area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, a local organization said. Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that Israeli settlers who live in the area prevented Rania Abu Nab and her four children, aged 4 to 14-years-old, from entering the home, before Israeli police arrived at the scene reportedly in support of the settlers.

on October 29, 2015
Clashes Erupt in Silwan after Israeli Settler Attacks 8-Year-Old Boy News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Clashes Erupt in Silwan after Israeli Settler Attacks 8-Year-Old Boy

An Israeli settler attacked an 8-year-old Palestinian boy late on Friday in the Batn al-Hawa area of Silwan -- a neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem -- leading to clashes in the area, a local monitoring group told Ma'an. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, located in Silwan, said 8-year-old Zaid Abu Qweidir was attacked by a group of Israeli settlers in the neighborhood.

on September 12, 2015
Monitor: Jewish Settlers Take Over Building in Silwan News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Monitor: Jewish Settlers Take Over Building in Silwan

Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in clashes that broke out Tuesday after a group of Jewish settlers took over a building in the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, a local monitoring group said.

on September 1, 2015
Watch: Settlers Takeover Property for New Settlement in Silwan News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Watch: Settlers Takeover Property for New Settlement in Silwan

Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now on Thursday labeled the settler takeover of a building in East Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood as a "dangerous expansion" designed to change the status quo in Jerusalem. The Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that more than 60 settlers stormed Batn al-Hawa in the center of Silwan at 2:30 a.m. and took over a building belonging to Jamal Sarhan.

on August 27, 2015
Settler Organization Takes Over Silwan Building News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Settler Organization Takes Over Silwan Building

Israeli settler organization Ateret Cohanim took over a building comprising three apartments in the central quarter of the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem Jerusalem Wednesday morning. The building was the former property of Palestinian family Abu Nab, while Ateret Cohanim claims it as Yemenite Jewish property prior to 1948.

on May 6, 2015
Israel issues demolition orders to 5 Silwan homes News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel issues demolition orders to 5 Silwan homes

Israeli municipality officers issued five demolition orders in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Monday, a local group said. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said Israel's Jerusalem municipality attached five demolition orders to properties in the neighborhood, with owners given 30 days to appeal to Israeli courts.

on March 23, 2015
Israeli forces arrest 8-year-old in East Jerusalem News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces arrest 8-year-old in East Jerusalem

Israeli special forces on Wednesday detained an eight-year-old Palestinian in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, a local information center said. Majdi Abbasi of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that Obeida Ayesh, eight, was arrested in the Ein al-Lawza area of the neighborhood.

on December 3, 2014
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