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Jerusalem Municipality demolishes home in Silwan, East Jerusalem, 7 February 2018

At about 10:00 o’clock on the morning of Wednesday, 7 February 2018, Jerusalem Municipality inspectors arrived at the neighborhood of Wadi Yasul in Silwan with a bulldozer and a Border Po...

Laila Shqeirat attempts to conduct normal life routine while living in the besieged village of a-Sheikh Sa'ed, June 2006

Laila Shqeirat, educational-system inspector I am an inspector of schools in East Jerusalem, and work on behalf of the Palestinian Authority in East Jerusalem schools that are under its responsibility

Border Police beat bus driver Fadel 'Alan at when he brought disabled children home to a-Sheikh Sa'ed, 23 May 2006

Fadel 'Alan, bus driver For more than six years, I have been transporting school pupils. I pick up students from a-Sheikh Sa'ed and Jabel al-Mukaber and drive them to their schools. I also take disabl
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New report by B’Tselem and HaMoked on detention of Palestinian teens in East Jerusalem: Israel systemically abuses minors, denies their rights

A new report, Unprotected: The Detention of Palestinian Teenagers in East Jerusalem, published today (25 October 2017) by human rights NGOs HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual and B’Tsel
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Sharp increase in number of minors arrested in Silwan, in violation of the Youth Law

In recent months, there has been a sharp incline in the number of Palestinian minors who have been arrested and detained by police on suspicion of stone throwing in Silwan, in East Jerusalem, in breac
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10 years to the second Intifada – summary of data

Casualties in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians (29.9.2000 to 26.9.2010) Israeli security forces killed 6371 Palestinians, of whom 1317 were minors. At least 2996 of the fatalities did
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The human rights community in Israel condemns the extreme silencing of protest in Israel

In recent weeks, the police has made dozens of false arrests of demonstrators in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Among those arrested were Executive Directors of two leading Israeli
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B'Tselem demands an investigation into beating of the organisation's field worker by a police officer

B'Tselem has written to the director of the department for police investigations in the Israeli Ministry of Justice (DPI), to demand that it open a criminal investigation into allegations of unlawful
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Precedent: Section of Separation Barrier around Jerusalem Ruled Illegal - near Sheikh Sa'ed

The Tel-Aviv Magistrate's Court granted the appeal of residents of Sheikh sa'ed, in East Jerusalem , opposing the separation barrier, and cancelled the requisition orders that had been issued to build
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Playing with fire: Israel’s sweeping disregard for the wellbeing and security of East Jerusalem residents has led to four fatalities and dozens of injuries, and disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of residents

Following the killing of two policemen by three Israeli citizens in the Temple Mount compound (the al-Aqsa Mosque) on Friday, 14 July 2017, Israel blocked all the roads leading into Jerusalem’s Old Ci