The Information Center of Wadi Helwe in Silwan reported the presence of cracks on the ground and earth collapses in the main street of the Neighborhood of Wadi Helwe in Silwan due do the Israeli excavations in the area. The Information Center pointed out that these collapses and cracks in the earth are created by the excavations carried out by the Elad Settlement Association and the “Antiquities Authority” in the town of Silwan under their houses and streets. It is also important to note that the earth landslide took place above a tunnel connecting Silwan to Al-Buraq, the southern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The People of Silwan stated that “cracks and landslides occurred after the heavy downpour that hit Jerusalem”. Moreover, the Center made it clear that there is evidence that the excavation was carried out by the Elad Association, and that the workers improved the excavations and have hidden it, thus the work was not carried out by the Jerusalem Municipality, highlighting that the earth landslide took place in the homeroom of the Agency School in Silwan. However, the Municipality Major explained that what is happening is not related with the Elad Excavations.
Among the several earth cracks in Silwan, there are also the collapse of the Walls of the Al-Ayn Mosque and other several damages to houses and streets.