A tour for the Minister of Agriculture and settlement supporters in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan
February 18, 2016

  The Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Chairman of the Jewish National Fund along with the head of Elad settlement organization carried out a tour in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan on Tuesday. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Minister of Agriculture (Uri Ariel), Chairman of the Jewish National Fund (Dani Atar), the head of Elad settlement organization (David Berry) and a group of settlers and settlement supporters carried out a tour in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan. They also toured inside the tunnels network underneath the neighborhood which poses a threat of collapse to the neighborhood’s establishments. Witnesses added to the center that the tours carried out by Ariel and Atar were separate and under heavy protection by Special Forces that closed some streets and were deployed in the neighborhood before and during the tour. Wadi Hilweh committee described the tour as “provocative” and aims at enhancing settlements in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in particular as it is considered the closest to Al-Aqsa Mosque from the southern side.   19   18 16 15 13 12