Ophel

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Ophel

(ō`fəl), hill in ancient Jerusalem. In the Bible, it was the dwelling place of Nethinim.
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4 (Petra)-- Israeli occupation forces in the occupied city of Jerusalem issued notices to demolish a mosque and a carwash in Silwan town south of the Al Aqsa mosque, under the pretext they were built without a permit.
RAMALLAH, August 28, 2015 (WAFA) The three Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Friday issue on Israels continued imposition of restrictions on the entry of Palestinians into al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem together with Jewish settlers takeover of a building in East Jerusalems town of Silwan .
Construction has begun and is being built on Palestinian land near the village of Silwan, located south of Al Aqsa Mosque.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Israeli Forces kidnapped at dawn Monday a Palestinian citizen and his son from Baher town to the South of occupied Jerusalem, while five minors were detained in Silwan town.
Occupied Jerusalem, May 20 (BNA): Israeli occupation forces have demolished three stores and a house under construction in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan south of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli forces Tuesday morning with bulldozers demolished two houses in Silwan South Jerusalem under the pretext of having no permission, threatening the demolition of more houses in the area.
The overnight clashes were especially intense in the flashpoint Silwan neighbourhood, an area near Jerusalem's Old City from where Shaludi hailed.
In Silwan, the settlers are winning - big time 'Seven years of struggle for Silwan's residents and not one home has been returned to its original residents, not one settler has left and the police and Israeli authorities continue to target Palestinian residents.
The new center would be built east of the Silwan neighborhood and south of the Al-Aqsa mosque, without specifying when.
Israeli police meanwhile arrested the head of the Palestinian Youth Parliament, Mousa Abbasi, from the East Al-Quds neighborhood of Silwan after raiding and searching his home.
Another relative said that the teen was shot by a Jewish settler in the flashpoint neighbourhood of Silwan, where youngsters hurled stones and petrol bombs at police and media said petrol bombs were also thrown at a Jewish settlement enclave.
I had been wandering the narrow streets of Silwan and a group of boys had been watching me warily; but a smile, a "salaam alaikum" and soon the boys were practising English phrases learnt in school.