Silwan: Cracks and landslides in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh
May 12, 2016

New landslides occurred on Thursday night in the eastern part of Wadi Hilweh Street and in several house in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan due to the continuous Israeli excavations underneath.

The locals of Wadi Hilweh explained that they observed the appearance of new cracks and landslides in several locations in the eastern part of Wadi Hilweh Street in addition to collapses in several houses especially the houses of Da’na and Aweidah families.

The locals added that they observed the new landslides in their homes while they were outside in their courtyards. They expressed their fears of the expansion of cracks and landslides in the neighborhood to coincide with the continuation of tunnels dug underneath.

Wadi Hilweh Committee explained that cracks and landslides appear every now and then in new areas of the neighborhood (houses and streets) not to mention the old cracks that are continuously expanding and putting the lives of locals and residents at risk. The committee pointed out that the amounts of dirt removed from underneath the neighborhood are increasing as they continuously hear the sounds of digging underneath their houses. 

Ein Al-Lozeh

On the other hand, the occupation forces established a checkpoint on Thursday night in the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh in Silwan and stopped young men and checked their IDs. The forces also randomly fired sound grenades in the area and stormed into a house and ascended its roof.