By Maureen Clare Murphy at Uruknet
January 31, 2012
Israeli police shut down two Palestinian organizations in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, the Ma’an News Agency reports.
The closing of the soccer club and charity because of alleged "connections" to Hamas are part of an increasingly enforced policy of shutting down Palestinian civil society in occupied East Jerusalem.
Ma’an also reported that Israeli forces detained the director and several employees of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, which has been actively documenting home demolitions and other rights abuses in the neighborhood.
Silwan has particularly borne the brunt of Israel’s repressive policies in East Jerusalem. Residents say that Israeli plans to build a biblical theme park in the neighborhood is designed to push them out.
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