1. An early 20th century travel guide states: 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 .
  2. The Yemenite Jews living in Silwan were evacuated on advice of the British authorities in 1938, during the Arab revolt. After the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Silwan was annexed by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  3. 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