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  • In tense eastern Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews hunker down

    November 2, 2015 | 9:14 am

    To get to the Jewish compound in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, residents arrange in advance for an armored van to pick them up at a spot adjacent to the walls of the Old City.

    With a metal grate over its windshield and an armed guard sitting beside an armed...

  • Palestinians throw firebombs at Jewish-owned building in eastern Jerusalem

    October 21, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Palestinian protesters threw firebombs at an apartment building in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan after Jews moved in.

    No one was injured in the incident, which occurred late Monday, hours after nine Jewish families moved into the two buildings, Israel Police...

  • Murder of Arab Silwan resident may be related to sale of building to Jews

    October 10, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    An Arab resident of Silwan in eastern Jerusalem was stabbed to death in what could be retaliation for selling an apartment building to Jews.

    Other reports say the early Friday morning murder by a family member was the result of a family feud.

    Neighbors who witnessed the fight...

  • Jewish families move into eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood

    September 30, 2014 | 11:27 am

    Rioting erupted as several Jewish families moved into apartments in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.

    The Jews moved in late Monday night amid protests by Arab rioters who threw rocks and fireworks and attempted to enter one of the homes, according to reports....

  • Palestinian demonstrator dies two weeks after being shot during clashes

    March 7, 2013 | 9:34 am

    A Palestinian man shot in the head with a rubber bullet by Israeli troops during a West Bank demonstration two weeks ago has died.

    Mohammed Asfour, 22, was shot during riots supporting Palestinian hunger strikers being held in administrative detention in Israeli prisons. He was...

  • Court: Palestinian families can remain in Silwan homes

    December 19, 2011 | 11:07 am

    An Israeli court rejected two lawsuits calling for the eviction of Palestinian families from their eastern Jerusalem homes.

    The suits quashed late last week by the The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court sought the eviction of two Palestinian families from two homes in Silwan. The...