The residents of Silwan have been subjected to years of efforts by settlers and their supporters in the municipality, police etc to expel the Palestinians of this neighbourhood from their homes. This is a slow, steady drip-drip process of ethnic cleansing. It is quite predictable that in such circumstances a small event can quickly escalate. If there is any form of violent resistance from the Palestinians of Silwan you can be sure that the Israeli authorities will use it as an excuse for further acts aimed at making all of their lives intolerable.
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