The settlers settled in 15 new houses in the neighborhood in East Jerusalem, purchased by the Ateret Cohanim Association • "Appropriate Zionist Answer"
Dozens of Jewish settlers entered this morning (Thursday) into 15 new homes whose purchase was recently completed in the Shiloah village (Silwan).
According to sources in the Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, Ateret Cohanim is the one that purchased the four new settlement complexes in the village.
Fifteen Jewish families will enter the new complexes, joining the 22 Jewish families living in the nearby Yemenite neighborhood.
The Ateret Cohanim activity near the Mount of Olives and the City of David began in 1996 with the establishment of the Ma'ale HaZeitim neighborhood and continued in 2004 when the association began establishing a settlement in the Yemenite village.
The association says that the new complexes create a continuum of settlement and connection between Ma'ale HaZeitim, Kfar Yemen and the City of David.
A senior figure in settlement in East Jerusalem added: "The construction and redemption of Jerusalem on the very day that the people of Israel commemorates the six million who perished in the Holocaust is the appropriate and clear Zionist answer to anyone who seeks to harm the strength and security of the State of Israel and the Jewish people in Israel and around the world. To convey through deeds as well, and the act of redemption of Jerusalem is the clearest and most worthy message. "