Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA
JERUSALEM, January 29, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli police Sunday closed Silwan Charitable Society, one of its kindergartens, as well as the Islamic Silwan Club in the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, according to Head of the Committee for the Defense of Silwan, Fakhri Abu Diab.
He said that Israeli police surrounded the neighborhood of al-Bustan, in Silwan and several other adjacent neighborhoods and arrested Board Member of Silwan charitable society Khalil al-Abbasi.
He added that Israeli police seeks to Judaize the area and completely remove the neighborhood for the benefit of building Talmudic gardens in addition to several other projects.
The Israeli police stepped up their presence in Silwan and has been on high alert since early morning.