Israeli settlers march in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Sunday, flanked by Israeli police.
Some Israeli settlers are taking Zionism to a whole new level. Some 200 settlers, living illegally on occupied Palestinian land, marched on the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem to assert their supposed right to live on occupied land as well as to affirm “Jewish sovereignty over the whole city.”
Al Jazeera English:
Palestinian protesters and Israeli police have clashed after Jewish settlers marched in the Arab neighbourhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem.
The hardline settlers, who live in illegal housing units on occupied Palestinian land, want Arabs removed from the area and their homes demolished to make way for Israeli construction projects.
Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland, reporting from Silwan, said that the demonstration had been “extremely provocative.”