Dozens perform the Friday Noon Prayer in the neighborhood of Batn Al-Hawa in Silwan
August 21, 2015

Dozens of the locals of Silwan performed the Friday Noon Prayer at the sit-in tent established in the neighborhood of Batn Al-Hawa in Silwan in response to a call made by the neighborhood’s committee to refuse the policies and attempts of the settlement organization Ateret Cohanim which aims at seizing and taking over house in Silwan. Sheikh Raed Da’na who gave the Prayer’s speech stressed on the importance of daily presence at Al-Aqsa Mosque. He said that Silwan is the southern facade of the mosque and its garrison. He called on people to participate at the sit-in tent to protect the lands and houses of Silwan. Sheikh Mousa Odeh, member of the Committee to defend Al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan, said: “We will not give up a single inch of the land of Silwan and the sit-in tents in Al-Bustan and Batn Al-Hawa are all Silwan.” On the other hand, the settlers’ guard blocked the way of one child in the neighborhood of Batn Al-Hawa on Wednesday night and randomly sprayed him and a group of young men with pepper gas; the police fired a sound grenade upon arrival to the area. The Center’s staff was also informed that one young man was injured in his hand by shrapnel of the sound grenade. 11939075_10152978131157466_138012865_n 11896902_10152978139187466_1212539432_n 11922889_10152978139157466_630105362_n 11911049_10152978139167466_1570124202_n 11938773_10152978130847466_1105379407_n 11935195_10152978130892466_1148600369_n 11925697_10152978130737466_1122484108_n 11920512_10152978130712466_533094239_n 11911547_10152978130762466_1672962563_n 11911220_10152978131127466_207419971_n 11911564_10152978130957466_184533153_n 11911651_10152978131292466_1679355260_n 11913223_10152978131187466_1427365103_n 11910848_10152978131372466_1040981738_n 11910889_10152978131022466_1936385851_n