“The options for these retired [Israeli] generals are narrowing and they either become arms dealers or they set up security companies.” — Dr. Shir Hever, author of “The Privatisation of Israeli Security”
At least 1,500 Palestinian residents in Silwan, Jerusalem are at risk of ethnic cleansing in favor of a Jewish tourist park to be established on the site of their historic neighborhood.
OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM — Roughly 2.5 miles from Sheikh Jarrah -- the Palestinian neighborhood that grabbed the world’s attention in May -- lies Silwan. This neighborhood in Occupied East Jerusalem is perched atop the steep slopes just outside the Old City. Houses are tightly compacted and stacked on top of each other as they dip into the valley