Jerusalem settlers in the City of David

Many tours of Jerusalem include a visit to the City of David in the Palestinian Neighborhood of Silwan. This is an important element in understanding the gradual takeover of Palestinian neighborhoods in Jerusalem by Israeli settler organizations. In the case of Silwan, the Elad Foundation was contracted with Israeli government agencies to develop the archeological site and uses this relationship, and their 'official' presence in Silwan as a base for settlement activities in.

It's often useful to take a Jerusalem Old City Tour that also visits Silwan and the City of David, and thereby gain an understanding of the larger context within which the settlement activity occurs.


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