Today’s “Run for Silwan” running event highlights oppression in Jerusalem


Monday, 19 September, 2011 | 16:36 | « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — “Run for Silwan” running event is set to start today at 5:30pm. The running event, 8 kilometers long, organized as a joint effort between the Center and international solidarity groups (, will start from Abu Dis University and end in Wadi Hilweh in Silwan. The event is open to anyone who wishes to enter, with international activists running alongside the youth of Silwan. The Information Center cites its hope to highlight the suffering of youth in East Jerusalem in general and Silwan in particular, in co-organizing this event. The event places the spotlight on such issues as Israel’s separation Wall, that cuts through East Jerusalem and separates it from villages in the West Bank. The Wall has created extreme social isolation between communities and contributed to the cultural and economic damage waged on the Palestinian public.


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