Cracks and landslide in the main street of Wadi Hilweh
Cracks, erosions and landslides expanded on Wednesday in main street of Wadi Hilweh after it rained for several hours on the city of Jerusalem and due to the Israeli excavations in the area. Locals of Wadi Hilweh explained that the cracks and erosions occurred in the main street of Wadi Hilweh near “Al-Ein” mosque. It is the same area that suffered collapses last week and the Jerusalem municipality claimed that it made the necessary repairs and claimed that the cracks occurred because of the sewer extensions; the locals pointed out that landslide occurred in several areas of the street. The locals also confirmed that the cracks and landslide are due to the Israeli excavations carried out by “Elad” settlement group and Antiquities Authority underneath the town of Silwan; note that there is a tunnel that connects Ein Silwan with the courtyards of Dung Gate underneath the area where the cracks and landslide occurred and they plan to connect it with the Wailing Wall. The residents explained that a large amount of soil has been removed from the street without making any repairs or renovations.