Tagged: Silwan

Israeli forces ‘detain 10-year-old Palestinian boy’ in Silwan
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces ‘detain 10-year-old Palestinian boy’ in Silwan

Israeli forces detained a 10-year-old Palestinian boy in the Silwan neighborhood on Monday evening, a local information center said. Majdi Abbasi of the Wadi Hilweh information center told Ma'an that Israeli forces in the Ein al-Luza area of the neighborhood detained 10-year-old Rashid Abu Sarah, took off his shirt, blindfolded him, and took him away in a military jeep.

on November 25, 2014
Israeli Police Assault, Arrest Child in East Jerusalem Town
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Israeli Police Assault, Arrest Child in East Jerusalem Town

Israeli police Monday beat up and arrested a Palestinian child in the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, according to witnesses. Witnesses said that police attacked 10-year-old Rashid Abu Sara, who was on his way to a supermarket in the town, for no apparent reason, beating him and stripping his shirt off despite of the cold winter weather before arresting him. He was taken to an unknown destination.

on November 24, 2014
Israeli police ransack homes of 40 Palestinians during al-Shaludi home demolition
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

Israeli police ransack homes of 40 Palestinians during al-Shaludi home demolition

Israeli police ransacked seven apartments and urinated inside one while demolishing the Silwan apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, the Palestinian motorist from East Jerusalem who killed a three-month old Israeli-American Chaya Zissel and one Ecuadoran tourist in a light rail attack in Jerusalem on October 22, 2014.

on November 20, 2014
Tales of indignity, total despair from East Jerusalem
Bethan Staton, The Middle East Eye

Tales of indignity, total despair from East Jerusalem

n his small, windowless shop in the Silwan neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, Ahmed al-Qareen is visibly nervous. Hovering at the door next to stacked crisp boxes and water bottles, he eyes a vehicle on the road with suspicion, watching as it disappears down the hill. “We call the settlers here a state within a state,” Ahmed said. “They started to live here with us in 1991. Now they have their own private cars, their weapons, their own laws. Nobody can tell them what to do.”

on November 19, 2014
PA slams Israeli ‘incitement’ amid crackdown on Jerusalem Palestinians
Ma'an News Agency

PA slams Israeli ‘incitement’ amid crackdown on Jerusalem Palestinians

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat on Thursday slammed the Israeli government for making "unfounded and inflammatory accusations" after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu implied Palestinian responsibility for a hit-in-run in Jerusalem the day before that left one dead. "By recklessly claiming that President Abbas is inciting terrorism, Mr. Netanyahu has turned his back on peace," he told reporters in Ramallah.

on October 23, 2014
Settlers, Soldiers, Take Over Buildings, Land, In Silwan
International Middle East Media Center

Settlers, Soldiers, Take Over Buildings, Land, In Silwan

Dozens of armed Israeli settlers and soldiers occupied, on Monday at dawn, two apartment buildings and a land, in the Batn al-Hawa area, in Silwan town, south of the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. The two buildings consist of 10 apartments; the attack took place around 2 a.m., the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) said.

on October 20, 2014
Settlers take over 2 buildings in East Jerusalem
Ma'an News Agency

Settlers take over 2 buildings in East Jerusalem

Armed Jewish settlers took over two buildings in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Monday, a local group said. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that a group of armed settlers raided Silwan at 2 a.m. and occupied two buildings consisting of 10 apartments.

on October 20, 2014
You, American taxpayer, are helping to fund Israeli settlements
Jill Jacobs, The Washington Post

You, American taxpayer, are helping to fund Israeli settlements

At 2 a.m. one day last week, a group of Israeli settlers, protected by riot police, moved into 25 apartments in seven Palestinian-owned buildings in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Some of these apartments were vacant or recently constructed. In other cases, residents were away from home for the night. In one case, a young man had purchased an apartment to move into with his bride following their wedding.

on October 14, 2014
Elad, the Jewish National Fund & the US Taxpayer-Subsidized “Judaization” of Silwan Fact Sheets
IMEU

Elad, the Jewish National Fund & the US Taxpayer-Subsidized “Judaization” of Silwan

Last week, Jewish settlers working with an Israeli organization called Elad took over 25 apartments in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem. It was the largest such takeover of Palestinian property in East Jerusalem in decades, further inflaming already high tensions in the city. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on Elad, the JNF & the US Taxpayer-Subsidized “Judaization” of Silwan.

on October 8, 2014
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