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International Solidarity Movement – This week in Silwan: clashes, raids, arrests, and demolition orders

From the International Solidarity Movement:

This week in Silwan: clashes, raids, arrests, and demolition orders

Posted on: November 15, 2010 | 14 November 2010 | Wadi Hilweh Information Center & ISM

On Saturday, Israeli forces erected checkpoints at the entrances to Silwan village for the second day in a row. The network of checkpoints are a notorious source of inconvenience and frustration to the people of Silwan, whose freedom of movement is obstructed by the “security” barriers.

Jerusalem municipality bulldozers remove a barn on the property of Silwan resident Mohammed Siyam, in Abbasiya district

Last week, on Monday the 8th of November, Jerusalem Municipality workers, accompanied by Israeli forces, removed the memorial to Silwan martyr Samer Sarhan. A drinking fountain and olive tree dedicated to the memory of Sarhan were also removed from the site. Municipal workers and Israeli troops completed the operation in less than ten minutes, shadowed by an Israeli military helicopter overhead.

Later Monday night clashes erupted in the Bir Ayyub district of Silwan, following an Israeli military raid on a small shop and a number of Palestinian homes in the region. Undercover forces and Israeli troops violently arrested 7 Palestinian residents of Silwan, between the ages of 17 and 21, at 9pm after forcing entry into the shop. Eyewitnesses report that the shop’s customers were beaten and sprayed in the face with pepper spray by Israeli troops.

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Jewish extremists assault two Palestinians in Silwan

Posted on: November 14, 2010

Silwan resident Annan Yaghmour, 21, assaulted by settler extremists

12 November 2010 | Wadi Hilweh Information Center

Photos by Maisa Abu Gazaleh

Silwan resident Annan Jawad Yaghmour, 21, was severely assaulted, beaten, and abused by a group of extremist Jews this Saturday, November 6, 2010, as he was walking late at night near Hillel Street in West Jerusalem. According to Annan, he was walking along when a girl stopped him and asked him for a cigarette, and during a brief chat discovered that he was Palestinian. Shortly after they parted ways, Annan was attacked by a number … Continue reading

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