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TOPIC Friday Prayers
Sunday, May 27, 2012 | 12:12

Dozens of activists marched through the streets of Silwan on Friday, 25 May after the midday prayer in honour of released local prisoner Imad al-Abassi. Following the public prayer in Bustan-Silwan... read more →


Friday, May 13, 2011 | 12:29

  The gates to Al-Aqsa mosque have been entirely sealed off by Israeli troops yesterday, denying entry to all Palestinians, regardless of age or gender. Access currently remains limited to... read more →


Friday, February 25, 2011 | 18:05

Clashes in Silwan have spread to Ras al-Amoud district, where Israeli forces are currently firing heavy rounds of tear gas at Palestinian residents. Clashes were sparked early this afternoon when... read more →


Friday, February 25, 2011 | 13:02

Israeli forces fired gratuitous amounts of tear gas at praying Palestinians as they completed the weekly public prayer in Al-Bustan protest tent today, sparking clashes. Confrontations, some of the most... read more →


Friday, February 25, 2011 | 11:30

Israeli forces fired three tear gas grenades directly at Palestinians in the Al-Bustan protest tent today, as residents assembled for the weekly public prayer. Eyewitnesses confirm that troops fired gas... read more →


Friday, February 18, 2011 | 16:53

Israeli forces shut down traffic on main streets in Silwan today in the lead up to and during the weekly public prayer in Al-Bustan protest tent. In what has become... read more →


Friday, February 11, 2011 | 17:05

Violent clashes are currently underway in Silwan, sparked by a heavy presence of Israeli troops in the village. In what has become a common catalyst for confrontations, Israeli forces began... read more →


Friday, January 28, 2011 | 15:39

Violent clashes are continuing in Silwan today, with several arrests, beatings and the use of rubber bullets on protesters. Undercover police arrested 4 Palestinians in Bir Ayyub district, 3 of... read more →


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