The Israeli Peace Now movement today published the following News Flash:,/p>
Settlers take over 2 Additional Buildings at Silwan
Yesterday, 20/10/2014, settlers entered early in the morning to 2 buildings at the Palestinian Silwan neighborhood
at East Jerusalem, in the area called Battan Al Hawa. The buildings consist together of an estimated 9 housing
units and families have been seen at the sites.
The two new settlements extend the settlers area of control at Silwan. They allow the settlers to have a new
stronghold in an area that does not have other settlements in their immediate surroundings. The locations of the
buildings are at Battan Al Hawa, in an area that is referred to as the Yemenite neighborhood (Harat Al-Yaman) or
Al-Hara Al-Wusta. Unlike Wadi Hilweh where settlers
took over 7 buildings
three weeks ago, Battan Al Hawa is an area in Silwan which is very crowdedly populated by
Palestinians. The only settlement there, until yesterday, was of about 8 families, in "Beit Yonatan" and "Beit
Hadvash", where the settlers can't safely walk in the street and can only reach their homes by an armored car and
with armed guards.