Children of Silwan: Smiling Through a Childhood of Deprivation
May 20, 2010

75% of the children in Silwan Village, East Jerusalem live under the poverty line, and many of them face the terrible threat of home demolition.  Many of these children have been arrested or assaulted by the Israeli police, including Muslim Auda , Ahmed Siyam, and Mohammed Baydon who are all under the age of 15.  They do not have safe places to play, but they are still smiling and you can see hope in their young faces.