Occupied Jerusalem: Who sold Silwan apartments to settlers?

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Palestinian civilians and patrolling Israeli riot policemen bump into one another in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on April 15, 2011, following earlier clashes between police and stone throwers. (Photo: AFP-Ahmed Gharabli)
Published Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Israel has used all kinds of methods, ranging from claims of security concerns to legal pretexts such as the absentees property law, to confiscate apartments belonging to Jerusalem residents and give them to settlers. The latest method used to take over dozens of apartments in the Silwan neighborhood was sale contracts through intermediaries. Overnight, these apartments became the property of Israeli settlers.
Ramallah – On September 30, the town of Silwan located south of al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem witnessed an attack by settlers through a legal pretext. Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett called it a “historic achievement,” as Israel seized 26 residential apartments in eight buildings in…

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