By October 26, 2017 Read More →

1884 Jews From Yemen

  1. Picture of Jewish Yemenite Homes in Silwan VillageAn early 20th century travel guide states:
  2. “In the “village of Silwan, east of Kidron… some of the fellah dwellings [are] old sepulchers hewn in the rocks. During late years a great extension of the village southward has sprung up, owing to the settlement here of a colony of poor Jews from Yemen, etc. many of whom have built homes on the steep hillside just above the east of Bir Eyyub.”
  3. The Yemenite Jews living in Silwan were evacuated on advice of the British authorities in 1938, during the Arab revolt.
  4. After the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Silwan was annexed by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  5. It remained under Jordanian occupation until 1967, when Israel captured the Old City and surrounding region.”

Source: The Truth about the Yemenite Village of Silwan: Jewishrefuggees.Blogspot

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