It is dry, grey and uneven, but to the boys of Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood clinging to a hill behind Jerusalem’s Old City, their pint-sized football pitch, with its cracked surface and simple goalposts, was a precious refuge.
Silwan residents clashed with police, who responded to rocks and petrol bombs with stun grenades. Police clashed with stone-throwing protesters elsewhere in the city as well, where one person was injured and two others were arrested.
Palestinian protesters threw firebombs at an apartment building in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan after Jews moved in.
Nine Jewish families moved into the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.
An Arab resident of Silwan in eastern Jerusalem was stabbed to death in what could be retaliation for selling an apartment building to Jews.
Jewish and Arab residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews should be living there. They even disagree on what to call one of the main streets in the neighborhood, a predominantly Arab area just outside the walls of the Old City.
Several Jewish families moved into apartments in buildings in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.
If far-right Israeli settler group Elad gains control of the Western Wall, it will undermine the prospect of a shared Jerusalem — and that’s the point, writes Emily Hauser.
Jerusalem municipal bulldozers demolished the home of the Zir family of Silwan last week before the courts ruled on the issue. Left homeless, the family has moved into a cave.
Jewish National Fund ex-board member Seth Morrison proudly recalls donating coins to Israel as a child. He explains why he quit over the group’s eviction of Palestinians.