Heavy buildup of Israeli troops in Wadi Hilweh settlements

Saturday, 25 February, 2012 | 20:08 | Silwanic.net

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) —

Israeli troops amassed in large numbers inside the Israeli settlements of Wadi Hilweh, Silwan yesterday, Friday 24 February. The settlements are commonly used as a strategic base from which armed forces launch operations in the area.
Large numbers of Israeli extremists flooded Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday, 22 February. Old City merchants were forced to close their stores as hundreds of extremists flocked towards the Wailing Wall. Silwan’s northern entrance, just north of the Wall, was closed by Israeli forces to allow extremist groups free passage to the Old City’s Dung Gate. A number of extremists, bearing a microphone and loudspeakers, called out for donations for the construction of a Third Temple on the supposed ruins of the Second Temple in the Old City.

Many Old City merchants affected by the convergence commented on the Israeli forces’ unbridled support for the extremists’ activities.

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