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Photo Essay: Protesting settlements in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan

This afternoon, Palestinians and Israelis protested an ELAD conference in the disputed East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. The organizers of the protest wanted to confront the conference members with information about Silwan and the difficult reality that continued Israeli settlement in the neighborhood has created for the Palestinian residents of the city. Israeli border police and special “Yasma” units repeatedly attacked protesters. The result was six Israelis arrested and a number of minor injuries. The conference continued as planned.

Children in Silwan View the Protest From Their Home. Photo by Joseph Dana

Children in Silwan View the Protest From Their Home. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester is Forcible Removed from the Entrance of the ELAD Conference in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester is Forcible Removed from the Entrance of the ELAD Conference in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester is Removed from the Entrance of the ELAD Conference in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester is Forcible Removed from the Entrance of the ELAD Conference in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester has her Hair Pulled by a Police Officer in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester has her Hair Pulled by a Police Officer in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana


An Israeli Protester is Arrested in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana.

An Israeli Protester is Arrested in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana.

Children in Silwan Demonstrate Against Israeli Settlements. Photo by Joseph Dana

Children in Silwan Demonstrate Against Israeli Settlements. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester Yelling at Police Officers in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester Yelling at Police Officers in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester During his Arrest in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

An Israeli Protester During his Arrest in Silwan. Photo by Joseph Dana

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