The release of Jerusalemites from Silwan
July 5, 2013

The Israeli police released on Friday Ahmad Siam 28, after detaining and investigating him for several hours in Salah Eddin Street police station. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Israeli police arrested Ahmad early Friday morning after raiding his home in the neighbourhood of Wadi Hilweh, and then took him to Salah Eddin Street police station where he was investigated regarding a claim submitted against him by a settler; he was released five hours later with no conditions. The police also released on Friday Fouad Siam after detaining him for few hours in Salah Eddin police station. Fouad explained that the police raided his land in Wadi Hilweh while he was doing some works in his land, and asked for his ID and then seized it and asked him to come to the police station. He pointed out that the police warned him from doing any works in his land, note that the municipality tried to seize his land in the past few years in order to make a car parking lot. Wadi Hilweh Information Center warned that the Nature and Parks Authority along with Israeli forces keep on harassing the residents of Silwan who clean or organize or carry out any kind of works in their lands; they are getting arrested in addition to opening fire on them as to what has happened in the neighbourhood of Wadi Al-Rababeh.