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Dozens of Arab families may be evicted from East Jerusalem neighborhood under court rulingNir Hasson - Haaretz - Palestinians argued that the property on which Jews settled in the 19th century had not been sold to them but leased and that the ownership remained Palestinian. Evidence that payments for the lease were made were rejected by the court as constituting evidence that the Jews did not buy the property. bz28/9/2010
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Toddler killed by tear gas in East JerusalemMedics said 14-month-old Muhammed Abu Sneneh suffocated after the gas was fired [by police] at residents and their houses in Al-Isawiya. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he had not received any reports of injuries 25/9/2010
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Clashes in Silwan Video www.youtube.com24/9/2010
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September 22, 2010 Sheikh Jarrah, Succotby David Shulman - "It may sound unlikely, but we`re in `Uthman ibn `Affan Street in Sheikh Jarrah and, together with Salah and other Palestinian friends from the neighborhood, we`re building a succah. "24/9/2010
Contesting Past and Present at SilwanJoel Beinin - Middle East Report Online - Some Israeli archaeologists accept Elad’s claims that its excavations are “scientific” and unrelated to its settlement project. Other renowned Israeli archaeologists contest Elad’s version of Silwan’s biblical history. According to Benjamin Kedar, chairman of the board of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Elad is “an organization with a declared ideological agenda, which presents the history of the City of David in a biased way.” To date, no conclusive archaeological evidence affirming the presence of King David or King Solomon or of a Jewish temple on the scale described in the Bible has been found in Silwan or elsewhere23/9/2010
Palestinians take to Jerusalem streets after killing Joseph Dana - Electronic Intifada - "I could not believe my eyes. I saw a man lying in his own blood and dying. The settler guards had just shot him in cold blood and watched him dying. He was there, on the ground, for one hour until an Israeli ambulance arrived on the scene, of course they would not allow any of us to get near him. The Israelis did, however, bring over forty settler guards and Border Police to the scene before the he was moved." 23/9/2010
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Israeli security guard shoots dead Palestinian manRachel Shabi - Guardian - "Hardline Jewish settlers refer to the heavily guarded Silwan as City of David and have in recent years been increasing their presence in the neighbourhood." 22/9/2010
Two Killed by Private Security Guard in East JerusalemCircarre Parrhesia - IMEMC - "According to Israel’s Channel 2 news, the guard is employed by a security company hired to protect Israeli residents living in occupied east Jerusalem." 22/9/2010
Riots in Temple Mount, Western Wall area after Palestinian shot dead by Israeli guardNir Hasson and Liel Kyzer - Haaretz - "Silwan, located right below the southern section of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, is a focus of tension between around 300 Israeli settlers, who moved into the neighborhood, and approximately 55,000 Palestinian residents." id 22/9/2010
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Ad campaign highlighting East Jerusalem canceled for fear of right-wing reprisals Nir Hasson - Haaretz - The first part of the Ir Amim ads on buses campaign was to consist of teasers that rhyme in Hebrew such as "Our driver is an active man, he`ll take us to Silwan." bz21/9/2010
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Controversy over Museum of Tolerance`s locationGIL SHEFLER - J-Post - "A full feature on the new Chyutin Architects design for the museum will appear in The Jerusalem Post’s Succot supplement." 16/9/2010
J`lem okays subsidies that favor haredi schoolsRonen Medzini Ynet - "Like in past cases, Mayor Barkat refused to accept Havilio`s opinion." 16/9/2010
Fundamentalist Jews Tear Quran Copies, Step On Them In JerusalemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "... as he was collecting the pages from the street a number of fundamentalist started insulting him and one settler kicked him."15/9/2010
Settlers Break Into The Yards Of The Al Aqsa MosqueSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - Local sources reported that nearly 130 settlers broke into the yards of the Al Aqsa mosque on Monday morning while the Israeli police kept the Palestinians away.14/9/2010
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East Jerusalem housing plans cast new shadow over Israel-Palestinian peace talksNir Hasson - Haaretz - "Sadly, East Jerusalem is once again being used as a battleground for provocative and irresponsible activities, and once again it`s especially horrible timing" says Ir Amim 14/9/2010
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VIDEO: A tour of Jerusalem`s ancient Silwan Pool, guided by a ResidentAbu Moussa was born in Silwan, once a village on a fertile valley, and established before the city of Jerusalem. The village was founded around a spring, which the founding tribe, known as the Yabousites, dug into a stream with a collecting pool. ao11/9/2010
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Israeli police accused of targeting Jerusalem`s Arab residentsCatrina Stewart - The Independent - “Israeli authorities ‘practise selective law enforcement and fail to provide even the most minimal protection to Palestinian locals,’ Acri claimed. ‘Law-enforcement authorities have become complicit in violating Palestinian rights; in many cases, they do not enforce the law or do so only in a discriminatory manner’"6/9/2010
In photos: Bethlehem checkpoint crowded on FridayEven though only women over 40 and men over 50 are allowed by Israel to go to Al-Aqsa for Ramadan Friday prayers, all checkpoints around the city were crowded. Image from Bethlehem. 4/9/2010
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PHOTO Police Violence in Silwan, September 1 2010Police continue hurting Dr. Daniel Dukarevich after breaking his glasses and pushing him to the ground. From Active Stills via Joseph Dana.4/9/2010
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Riots Grip East JerusalemMel Frykberg - Antiwar - "In an all too familiar scenario a growing number of unarmed Palestinians have been shot dead by armed Israelis in situations that critics and human rights organizations argue are questionable at best and deliberate executions at worst."29/9/2010
Jerusalem settlers assault 9 year old, parents sayMa`an News Agency ""The Israeli police came to protect the settlers," Anas said. He was accompanied by is 17-year-old brother to the Jaffa Gate police center and later taken to a clinic for treatment." 3/9/2010
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