Friday, May 02, 2008

from Counterpunch

Yigal Bronner and Neve Gordon: Digging for Trouble
...Today Silwan is dotted with about a dozen such outposts. Moreover, practically all the green areas in the densely populated neighborhood have been transformed into new archaeological sites, which have then been fenced and posted with armed guards. On two of these new archaeological sites, Jewish homes have already been built...
More recently the Israel Antiquities Authority began digging under the homes of some of Silwan's residents without informing them. Fearing that their buildings' foundations were being undermined, the residents petitioned the Israeli Supreme Court. On the very same night they filed their appeal, their homes were raided by Israeli police, and five people were arrested.

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