Ateret Cohanim seizes another house in Silwan
September 1, 2015

The settlement organization Ateret Cohanim seized on Tuesday early morning a residential house in the neighborhood of Batn Al-Hawa in Silwan that is owned by the late Jihad Sarhan. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that a group of settlers broke the main door of Jihad’s house and took-over the house which was empty of any residents. The center explained that the house is adjacent to the building of Jamal Sarhan that was sold to the settlers last Thursday and it is possible that the house of Jihad Sarhan was part of the deal done by Jamal. Violent clashes broke out in Batn Al-Hawa in Silwan during the settlers’ take-over of the house and the young men threw Molotov Cocktails towards the settlement outposts in the area. Dozens of locals suffocated due to tear-gas fired randomly by the forces in between the houses and several young men were injured with rubber bullets. The force arrested Samah Sarhan and Maher Sarhan during the clashes the broke out in the neighborhood. 11938829_10152998913277466_1476601485_n