This Thursday, a protest against the illegal settlement of “City of David” in Silwan, obliges settlers to delay a concert planned there.

Sunday, 28 August, 2011 | 23:13 |  Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC)

Palestinian Residents from Silwan and Solidarity activists conducted a protest in front of  the settler-center “ City of David” objecting to the concerts that have been held by the settlers for the past three weeks in Silwan. The timing of the concerts is considered suspicious according to the residents, for they take place at the time of  Ramadan Muslim prayer, “ Taraweeh”. The loud concerts in the heart of Silwan are perceived as an attempt to domineer and confuse the prayers . In addition, at the time of the concert a military check-point is put up on the northern entrance of Wadi Hilweh  neighborhood, preventing worshippers to reach al Aqsa Mousque.
Right-wing extremists tried to assault the protesters and urged  the police to stop the demonstration. According to the Silwan residents,  some of the workers of the ELAD organization (which runs “City of David”) were present, addressing police officers with faces full of anger, trying to persuade them to stop the protest

 

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