Occupied Jerusalem (In Palestine Today)- Israeli occupation forces on Thursday morning raided Silwan neighborhood in the occupied city of Jerusalem and arrested 6 Palestinians.
Local sources said the forces broke into the al-Bustan Street in Silwan, raided residents houses and arrested two Palestinian brothers who were transferred then to Moscobiyeh detention center, infamous for its harsh incarceration conditions, in occupied Jerusalem.
Another four Palestinians were also arrested by the forces in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan.
None of the arrested have been identified, yet.
Hundreds of Palestinian families are being threatened with forced displacement and house demolitions from their homes by illegal settler groups, fully supported by the Israeli government.
The Israeli court had previously rejected mang appeals filed by the residents of Batn al-Hawa neighborhood of Silwan, and allowed “Ateret Cohanim” to continue its procedures relevant to the immediate expelling of the seven Palestinian families.
Ateret Cohanim, a settler organization, has been seeking, with the support of Israeli occupation authorities, to forcibly evict some 100 Palestinian families from the Batn al-Hawa area in Silwan, claiming the land is rightfully owned by a Jewish trust active in the area more than 100 years ago.
Silwan, home to around 33,000 Palestinians, is located outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and its holy sites.
Israel has been moving its citizens into the neighbourhood since the 1980s. This has resulted in numerous human rights violations, including the forced eviction and displacement of Palestinian residents.
There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.