The buildings of Silwan were started in 1882 .... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jasper - Milwaukee
    • 28.06.10 | 23:32 (IDT)

    ... by Yemen Jews, and there is photographic evidence of the bare hillsides at the time. Arabs drove them out the Jews in the uprisings of the 1930s. The Arab claim is one of bloody conquest. Silwan is questionably part of E. Jerusalem as anyone can see by looking at a map. The rich history of this area by virtue of the water spring and the mention in the Old Testament cries out for something better than a motley assortment of ugly, illegal, and unsafe cement block hovels perched on the hillside.

    from the article: Razing of Palestinian homes in E. Jerusalem approved despite 250 shortfalls in plan
    First published 22:23 28.06.10 | Last updated 22:23 28.06.10
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