Silwan

Video shows UK-manufactured JCB equipment destroying Jerusalem playground

Under heavy police protection, Israel demolished a Palestinian community center and a children’s playground in occupied East Jerusalem on 13 February 2012.

Israel closes organizations, destroys dwellings in campaign against Palestinian life in East Jerusalem

Israeli police shut down two Palestinian organizations in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday and destroyed dwellings in the Beit Hanina and Shufat neighborhoods of the city.

Volvo misses the mark on responsibility for the protection of human rights

Volvo Group refuses once again to take action against the use of its equipment in the demolition of Palestinian homes by Israel. Multinational enterprises have a responsibility to protect human rights.

Eviction stalled in East Jerusalem; family awaits new hearing

Nadia Walid Somrein
Silwan
9 December 2011
The postponement of an Israeli eviction order in East Jerusalem has spared the Somrein family from being made homeless — for the time being.

Private security guards kill with impunity in East Jerusalem

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Silwan
28 November 2011
According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, 350 private Israeli security guards are currently employed in East Jerusalem by private security firm Modi’in Ezrahi, which is subcontracted by the Israeli Ministry of Housing and Construction, to protect 2,000 settlers living illegally in the occupied territory.

Family of 12 faces eviction in East Jerusalem

Nadia Walid Somrein
Silwan
23 November 2011
Despite living in his home for nearly fifty years, and despite the fact there are legal documents clearly stating that the land is owned by the Somrein family, Mohammed Somrein’s land has been declared absentee property and thus subject to confiscation.

Israel's vandalism of Palestinian heritage

Abe Hayeem
7 November 2011
Amongst the fallout of Palestine’s admission as a member state, Israel’s warning that it “will now reconsider its cooperation with UNESCO” is the biggest irony.

Israel brochure on British Airways breaches UK ad rules, promotes apartheid

A tourist brochure advertising Israel aboard British Airways flights falsely claims that occupied territories are part of “Israel.” It is in clear breach of a ruling by UK advertising regulators.

Rights groups: anti-boycott law "effectively a legal annexation of W. Bank"

Human rights groups in Israel are protesting the new Israeli law passed yesterday which “prohibits boycott of businesses, universities, and social and cultural institutions based in Israel and the illegal settlements, and imposes heavy financial sanctions against civil society organizations and businesses that participate in boycotts.”

Guardian/B'Tselem video project documents state of siege in East Jerusalem

This month the Guardian (UK) and B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights organization, published a series of videos that powerfully document the state of siege in occupied East Jerusalem. Six cameras were given to Jerusalem residents — four to Palestinians and two to Israelis.

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