As intractable as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is in general, it is at its most contentious and high profile in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah, where small enclaves of diehard religious Jewish settlers live in overwhelmingly Palestinian neighborhoods.
Last week, “60 Minutes” aired a report on the tensions between the developers of the City of David archaeological site just outside the southeast corner of the Old City walls (the developers also fund the expenses of Jewish settlers) and the Palestinian residents of Silwan, which is the area’s Arabic name.
But “60 Minutes” could provide only the perspective of an American journalist looking in on the situation. Now, the British newspaper the Guardian, in partnership with B’Tselem, has provided us with a different viewpoint — that of everyday Palestinians living in the contested area.
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