Friday, April 03, 2020

Silwan

  • Emek Shaveh: Archaeological narratives and control of Jerusalem | May 19, 2014
    It was a find, literally, of biblical proportions. Last week, Israeli archaeologist Eli Shukron boldly claimed that he’d discovered the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of 3,000 years ago – a site that has long evaded discovery, but which is regarded as pivotal to Jewish biblical history. .....
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  • Jerusalem: Family‘s home demolished, now living in cave | September 09, 2013
    Khalid Zir, a 39-year old laborer living in Silwan, was forced to move his family into a cave in late August 2013 after Israeli municipal bulldozers destroyed the small shack that had been home to his family for seven years. The cave that lies beneath the small hill where his home once stood, which was once used as a stable for the family’s farm... .....
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  • Muslim Odeh: arrested 14 times by Israel | February 23, 2013
    Muslim Odeh was born and raised in Silwan, a predominantly Palestinian neighborhood lying on the edge of East Jerusalem, just outside the old city. Currently, Silwan is estimated to have a population of around 56,000 inhabitants. Muslim Odeh’s story, although familiar to other Palestinian children living in Silwan who have been arrested by... .....
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