Tag Archive for Silwan

Historical Tour of Jerusalem’s Newly Excavated Pilgrims’ Path

WATCH and see the newly unveiled path called “Pilgrims’ Road” used by ancient Jewish visitors 2000 years ago during the three great pilgrimage feasts, Passover (Pesach), Pentecost (Festival of Shavuot) and Tabernacles (Sukkot), as well as where Jesus spoke to the masses.

By Israel Today Staff


A 350-meter (382 yard) section of a path leading up to the Temple Mount has been opened for visitors after a ten-year excavation project. The newly unveiled passageway is called “Pilgrims’ Road” because it is now clear that this is the footpath that was used by Jews during biblical times to ascend the Temple Mount, bringing sacrifices to the Lord during the three Pilgrimage Feasts–Passover (Pesach) , Pentecost (Festival of Shavuot) and Tabernacles (Sukkot). Continue Reading »

Reclaiming stolen Jewish homes in Jerusalem, one house at a time


WATCH: Family of Arab squatters are finally evicted from a Jewish owned building in Silwan by Israel Police officers after a 25 year court battle.
Plus: Photo-essay from 1948 of Jerusalem being made ‘Judenfrei’ (without Jews) for the first time in 2 millennia.

By David Rosenberg


A two-and-a-half decade-long legal battle over a Jewish-owned building in eastern Jerusalem finally ended Wednesday morning, when Israeli police evicted Arab squatters from the property and transferred the building to its owners.

On Wednesday, Israeli police removed members of the Siyam family, and activists supporting the family, from a building they had illegally taken control of in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Yom Kippur clashes with Israel Police in East Jerusalem gets Palestinian killed


20 yr-old Molotov cocktail throwing Ali Atef Shuyukhi was killed as he and other masked Palestinian rioters attacked, endangering Israeli forces in Silwan.

By Elior Levy, Roi Yanovsky


A Palestinian man was killed in clashes that broke out between Israeli Police and Border Police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Tuesday night, during the Yom Kippur fast.

Palestinian throws firebomb at Jews – illustrative file photo

Ali Atef Shuyukhi, 20, was shot dead in the clashes, which lasted for a few hours. He was released from Israeli prison a few months ago after serving a year-and-a-half-long sentence.The

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Palestinian renew campaign to target Arabs selling property to Jews


Anti-Israel activists operating under the banner of the “National Work Commission,” backed by the Palestinian Authority, are promoting throughout the Arab neighborhoods, a new push to stop Jewish acquisition of land or property in Jerusalem.

By Ari Soffer


A group of Muslim activists in Jerusalem, backed by the Palestinian Authority, have launched a new campaign to deter Muslims from selling property to Jews in the Israeli capital.

Poster: elderofziyon.blogspot.com

Activists operating under the banner of the “National Work Commission” declared the campaign last week at a public press conference, and have since been promoting it throughout Arab neighborhoods.

Their campaign, first reported by veteran Israeli-Arab journalist Khaled Abu-Toameh, has raised fears that the PA and other Arab terrorist groups may resume a policy of extrajudicial executions of Arabs accused of engaging in real estate transactions with Jews. Continue Reading »

Israel Police arrest 2 Palestinians from Jerusalem for inciting to have Jews killed via Facebook


According to the police, the 2 Palestinians regularly sought attackers in the capital’s Arab neighborhoods by posting images of knives, and encouraging them to stab Jewish residents.


Two Palestinian men in their 20s were arrested by police on Wednesday morning in the flashpoint east Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan for using Facebook to incite violence against Jews in the capital.

Facebook is long known for not taking anti-Semitism or demonizing Israel, seriously. – IsraelandStuff/PP

The unidentified suspects were arrested in their homes following a two-week undercover investigation carried out by detectives, police said.

“They were using Facebook to call on people to carry out attacks, and arrested as part of the ongoing operation to find suspects involved in using the Internet to incite violence,” Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. Continue Reading »

East Jerusalem Arabs riot in neighborhood after Jews move in

Arab residents in Silwan complain they are being driven out after Jews bought 6 properties in the Jerusalem neighborhood last month.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir, News Agencies



Arab residents in East Jerusalem on Monday night threw Molotov cocktails and firecrackers at a building in Silwan into which nine Jewish families moved the night before. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

Israeli police guard the entrance to house in Silwan that Jewish settlers moved into (Photo: AP)

Israeli police guard the entrance to house in Silwan that Jewish settlers moved into – Photo: AP

Police and Border Police forces disperse the rioters using crowd dispersal means. A Molotov cocktail found by police was taken to a forensics lab for testing. Continue Reading »

9 Jewish Yemenite families return to Jerusalem neighborhood ancestors expelled from

Despite the fact the homes were purchased  legally in a Jerusalem neighborhood where Jews were expelled from by the Jordanians in 1948, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said “the US condemns the recent occupation of residential buildings in the neighborhood of Silwan.”

By Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar


After a similar move last month led to American condemnation and Arab riots, nine Jewish families on Sunday night moved into their newly purchased homes in Jerusalem’s Shiloach (known as Silwan by local Arabs) neighborhood.

Home purchased by Jews in City of David

Home purchased by Jews in City of David – Photo: Arieh King – Facebook

The neighborhood is located adjacent to the City of David, an area thought to be the heart of the Jewish capital in Biblical times located just south of the Old City. Continue Reading »