Pictures- Silwan: Storming into Wadi Hilweh Information Center and several residential houses in the neighborhood
August 11, 2016

Joint crews of “Collection department” and Israeli forces raided on Thursday Wadi Hilweh Information Center (WHIC) and several houses in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan.

WHIC explained that Israeli forces along with employees from the Collection department raided the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in a provocative way and stormed into residential houses and the information center under the pretext of collecting unpaid debt for the Israeli water company “Gihon”.

The center added that the Israeli forces forced the residents to pay an amount of money after threatening to confiscate all of the contents of the houses as well as the center. They did not give them a chance to follow-up with official department or even make payments which led to the breakout of verbal altercations between them and the residents.

The center also explained that the forces attempted to storm into several houses when the residents were not ho but the locals confronted them.