Apartment Takeovers in East Jerusalem Spark Anger

October 2, 2014 4:26 PM

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They moved under the cover of darkness, slipping into apartments in this east Jerusalem neighborhood in the middle of the night and changing the locks.

When the sun rose Tuesday, Arab residents of Silwan found Israeli security guards and young male volunteers hunkered down inside 25 apartment units in their impoverished neighborhood and an adjacent area — the biggest settler takeover since Jews began buying up properties in the volatile area two de...

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