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Internal Security: February 4, 2013

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The Police has been conducting enforcement operations in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Isawiya and Silwan. The operations included numerous arrests, roadblocks to inspect vehicles, tax collection, house demolitions, shutting off water, various fines, searches and random checks of identification, and more.

Residents said police officers and commanders have admitted to them that in practice it is punishment in response to rock-throwing and other disturbances.

“Learn not to throw rocks. As long as you continue to throw rocks we aren’t leaving,” one Silwan resident said a police officer told him. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: June 14, 2012

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Yesterday, the Jerusalem District Court acquitted five East Jerusalem residents aged 15-18 of participation in disturbances of the peace in the village of Silwan in March 2011, after having spent a year and a quarter in jail or house arrest.  During the trial, numerous discrepancies were found between what was heard in interrogation tapes and what the investigators later reported, and that in cases where there were no recordings, the transcripts the investigators prepared after the fact were partial and misleading. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Internal Security: June 4, 2012

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A 14 year old boy from Silwan was arrested for 30 days and held in isolation, and following his release was remanded to indefinite house arrest which prevents him from finishing his high school studies.

(Hebrew - Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity)

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Local Government: May 2, 2012

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The Jerusalem City Hall yesterday issued demolition orders for seven buildings in the neighborhood of Al Bustan in Silwan, in which the Mayor Nir Barkat plans to construct the King’s Garden project.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 2nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Closed Society: April 28, 2012‎

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Four Palestinian youths, residents of Silwan in East Jerusalem, were arrested on suspicion that they attacked three Jews in Gai Ben Hinom in Jerusalem and lightly wounded them. Adv Mohammed Mahmoud who represents the suspects, said that policemen attacked some of the arrested youths who were hospitalized following the arrest. The police claims that the cops were attacked.

(Hebrew)

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April 28th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Local Government: February 13, 2012

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The Jerusalem district planning and construction committee approved a new visitors’ center at the City of David National Park in Silwan, East Jerusalem.

Closed Society: February 13, 2012

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The Israel Nature and Parks Authority razed a complex including a playground, community center and cafe in Silwan, East Jerusalem.

Closed Society: November 30, 2011

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A company called Lowel Investment, and which is tied to the Elad Association, has given notice to the Wajou family that it must vacate its home in the Abu Thiab house, which is located in the heart of the City of David archeological site, in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem.  David Beeri, the Chairman of Elad, admitted about a year ago that he sometimes serves as the Israeli representative of Lowel Investment in its purchases in Israel.

(Hebrew)

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November 30th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Closed Society: November 28, 2011

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The Jewish National Fund is trying to downplay its involvement in the eviction attempt of the Sumarin family from their Silwan home in East Jerusalem.

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November 28th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Closed Society: November 15, 2011

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For the first time in five years, the government will evacuate a Palestinian family from its home in Silwan.

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November 15th, 2011 at 1:52 pm