Demolition orders in Silwan…and arrests in the village of Esawyeh
April 15, 2016

The occupation municipality’s crews distributed on Friday administrative demolition orders in Silwan while occupation forces raided the village of Esawyeh and arrested three young men.


Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that municipality crews raided Silwan and took pictures of several neighborhoods and their entrances. Afterwards, they randomly hung demolition orders on several establishments.

Witnesses explained that the municipality crews hung an administrative demolition order on a residential house that has been established for several years in Al-Bustan neighborhood. The residents said: “The administrative demolition order was under an unknown lady’s name and was hung on the door which reveals the fact of random distribution of demolition orders distributed in the area which aim at terrifying the residents.”

Another administrative demolition order was also hung on a residential building in Silwan.

Abdelkarim Shyoukhi also received an administrative demolition order for a commercial establishment (carwash – a piece of land and a room build from bricks). Shyoukhi said: “The municipality crews raided the carwash and hung an administrative demolition order. They took pictures of all the people and vehicles at the carwash and also checked the IDs of young men.”

Shyoukhi pointed out that three families live off this commercial establishment.


Mohammad Abu Hummos, member of follow-up committee in the village of Esawyeh, explained that the occupation forces raided the village on Friday night from its eastern entrance and arrested three young men; among the detainees was Shadi Samir Obeid.

Abu Hummos added that the occupation forces came back and raided the village again and randomly fired rubber bullets and tear-gas canisters which led to the suffocation of several people including an elderly woman who suffocated while inside her home.