Municipality attempts eviction of Wadi Hilweh tent and surrounding land
August 1, 2011

Jerusalem Municipality officers attempted to evict the Wadi Hilweh protest tent today. Several horses, who have grazed on the surrounding land for many years, were also ordered off by officials. The Municipality and local Israeli settler groups have a long-running campaign to convert five plots of land, belonging to local Palestinian families, into parking lots. A detailed report is to follow Images of the land that the Jerusalem Municipality seeks to convert to parking lots. The coveted land is the last space to play in for the children of Wadi Hilweh.