Video: Girl rapper tells of sharing stairs to her Jerusalem house with Jewish settlers who flash pistols By Annie Robbins

23 October 2013 — Mondoweiss

This is a short film produced by Defence for Children Palestine. Tayma ‘Fteiha is a 13-year-old girl rapper who must share the steps to her home in Silwan, East Jerusalem, with settlers who have colonized her neighborhood and aim to demolish Palestinians houses. They flash their pistols at her as they walk up the steps. She says she feels “crushed” every time she leaves her house. Continue reading this...

Ethnic Cleansing in a Zionist Fairyland By Vacy Vlazna

10 February 2012 — Palestine Chronicle

Silwan: Steadfastness are synonymous in the Palestinian soul. (Press TV)

‘De-Arabizing the history of Palestine is another crucial element of the ethnic cleansing. 1500 years of Arab and Muslim rule and culture in Palestine are trivialized, evidence of its existence is being destroyed and all this is done to make the absurd connection between the ancient Hebrew civilization and today’s Israel. The most glaring example of this today is in Silwan, (Wadi Hilwe) a town adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem with some 50,000 residents.  Israel is expelling families from Silwan and destroying their homes because it claims that king David built a city there some 3000 years ago. Thousands of families will be made homeless so that Israel can build a park to commemorate a king that may or may not have lived 3000 years ago. Not a shred of historical evidence exists that can prove King David ever lived yet Palestinian men, women, children and the elderly along with their schools and mosques, churches and ancient cemeteries and any evidence of their existence must be destroyed and then denied so that Zionist claims to exclusive rights to the land may be substantiated.’Miko Peled, Israeli dissident.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 26 December, 2010: MK: World may recognize Palestine soon

26 December, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Youth Assaulted Near Nablus For Not Understanding Hebrew
IMEMC – 26 Dec 2010 – Monday December 27, 2010 – 01:39, Israeli soldiers stationed at the Za’tara Roadblock, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, stopped three Palestinian youths and violently assaulted one of them for not understanding them when they spoke to him in Hebrew.

Lieberman: “P.A. An Illegal Entity, Not Interested In Peace”
IMEMC – 26 Dec 2010 – Monday December 27, 2010 – 01:22, Israeli Foreign Minister, a leader of the fundamentalist Israel Beiteinu Party, claimed Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (P.A) is not interested in peace with Israel, and stated that the P.A is an illegal entity.

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24-12-10 – Demonstration against Political persecution and Oppression in Silwan

24 December, 2010 — Youtube

The armed forces announced their intention to employ against Adnan Gheith, a political and community activist and a resident of Silwan the extreme and draconian mean of restricting him from his community, home, family and livelihood for the duration of four months, due to his participation in the democratic protest against the Jewish settlement enterprise in Silwan.

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Since the killing of Silwan resident Samer Sarhan by a security guard of the right-wing association Elad, the Israeli authorities and armed forces have stepped up their campaign of repression in Silwan, employing ever harsher means. The last step taken against Gheith is meant to break down the legitimate and non violent protest taking place in the village against the settlements and house demolitions.

Gheith is a member of the Al-Bustan Neighbourhood Committee, a neighbourhood whose houses the municipality want to demolish in favour of another compound the will serve Jewish settlement in the village. Gheith and his comrades have been leading for the past two years the non violent struggle against these intentions, and put up the protest tent in the neighbourhood. Gheith’s restriction is a warning sign for us all. Residents of Silwan and maybe any resident of East Jerusalem, who dare to speak up against the brutal settlements enterprise, may find themselves arrested or restricted. Last Friday Gheith and his comrades from Silwan joined the vigil in Sheikh Jarrah and invited to join them this Friday in Silwan.

Video: Settler Attacks on Wheels By Yousef

8 October, 2010 — Jerusalem Fund

settler-car.jpgA well-known leader of an Israeli settlement in Jerusalem, who generally works to get rid of Palestinians by expanding his settlement onto Palestinian land, took his actions a step – or a step on the accelerator – further this morning. Gruesome photos emerged of the Israeli settler leader driving over Palestinian boys demonstrating in Silwan. The images, to the right, courtesy of AFP, show the boys being run over and flung into the air. We rarely get images of these types of settler attacks, but because of the heavy media presence in East Jerusalem covering the weekly protests against de-Arabization, these shots were captured. While images from other attacks like this one aren’t as readily available, you can imagine just how horrifying they can be. Here is the tough to watch video…

Recently, I wrote about our analysis of settler violence relating to arson after a mosque was targeted earlier this week. Since then, there have been additional acts of arson, but vehicular attacks by settlers against Palestinian civilians are also not rare occurrences. In the 18 month period we analyzed, we coded 37 instances of vehicular assault – an average of approximately 2 per month. About 40% of these instances take place in or around Hebron, another 16% occur in the Bethlehem governorate, with the reaming attacks being divided more evenly among other areas.

At 9am on July 7th, 2010, for example, a settler in Bethlehem ran over 3 Palestinian civilians causing injuries to all, including one Palestinian civilian who sustained serious injuries.

At 6pm on June 15th, 2010, a settler near the settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron’s old city ran over a 10-year old Palestinian child. The child sustained serious injuries and had to be evacuated immediately to a hospital for treatment.

A week prior, at 11:30am on June 7th, an Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian civilian near the village of Marj al Ghazal in the Jericho governorate. The victim sustained serious injuries and had to be evacuated to a hospital.

And only a week before that, at 8:30pm on May 31st, an Israeli settler ran over a 59 year-old man and his wife near Beit Ummar, a village in the governorate of Hebron. The attack injured the man and killed his wife, who did not survive the injuries she sustained.

I could go on, but I think you get the point. Another day, another settler attack, maybe two. The phenomenon of settler violence continues to be a significant risk to Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, and while you may not hear much about it elsewhere, we will continue to do our part to put forward information about settler violence based on the data we continue to collect.

URUK Net Newsletter, 1 October, 2010: Israel “used toxic substances against civilians in Silwan”

1 October, 2010 — URUK Net

by Flora Nicoletta
October 1, 2010 – This is the life story of Jum’ah Arouq (Abu Akram), 67, a 1948 refugee from Hamama village living in Gaza. “Who reads what you write? The Jews are afraid of those who write. They have killed Majed Abu Sharar [in Rome], Ghassan Kanafani [in Beirut] and… and… and they have almost killed Bassam Abu Shareef [in Beirut]… you can remember better than me! I swear! I swear by God! They forced us to leave in 1948… I swear! I swear by God! We did not abandon our village voluntary! It is the truth! I remember every single detail like I see you now. I was 5 years old. Write! I’m Jum’ah Hassan Arouq, from Hamama village. I was born in 1943. When the war started in Palestine in 1948 we heard boom! boom! and airplanes and shots. We left our home and we went to our orchard… not only us, all the inhabitants of the village went to their orchards to take shelter under the trees “We remained there for some days… two or three days… but we were afraid the airplanes would come to bombard the orchards too. So we left… We wanted to go to Gaza…

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Video of Clashes in Silwan, East Jerusalem

23 September, 2010 — AIC

The streets of Silwan were on fire Wednesday (22 September), as residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood expressed their anger in light of the shooting death of a member of their community. 30-year-old Palestinian man Samir Solhan was shot and killed by an Israeli settler guard at approximately 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Silwan residents clashed with Israeli riot police and soldiers all morning while police helicopters circled overhead.

Protest in Silwan: It's about the Settlement not the Archeology, 1/9/10

10 September, 2010

On September 1st, the settlers in Silwan had a conference on the archeology of what they call “The City of David”. A group from Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity ( came to protest and inform the participants of the political meanings of the event. The police did the work of the settlers and kicked them out.

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