Sunday, November 27, 2011

Residents stage Friday prayer outside threatened Sumrain house


Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) -- A public prayer was held on Friday, 25 November outside the threatened Sumarin family’s house in Wadi Hilweh. Authorities issued an eviction notice to the family several weeks ago.
Dozens of Silwan residents flocked to the Sumrain home for the Friday prayer in an expression of solidarity with the family and rejection of the settler agenda in Silwan. Those attending expressed support for the Sumrains’ long legal battle with Israeli authorities attempting to evict them, and the multitude of fines they have been ordered to pay in an attempt to pressure them out.
The speaker leading the prayer spoke out against the illegality of the settlements in general, and the City of David archaeological tourism settlement in Wadi Hilweh in particular.


Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem