At the city of David, the south edge of Jerusalem’s old city has the troubled Palestinian city of Silwan. I have been here a few times, with great care, just to visit the museum that is there, read more on my previous writings on King David Museum, Hezekiah’s tunnels and Silwan troubles also Palestinian archeologist at Hezekiah’s tunnel
I came across these images from the excellent “Elder of Zion” blog which exposes Palestinian propaganda and their supporting Western friends.
Silwan is nowhere to be seen on this black and white picture which was taken in around 1915, a time where Palestine was owned by the Ottoman Turks and three years later it came under British rule. So much for what you hear about land being ‘stolen’ in the media so often. I do feel sorry for Palestinian people who want peace and want no part in any extremism, Silwan is a volatile part of town though.
There is some excellent links to some old archives of photos where you can see parts of Israel in its pre-1948 period from the British Mandate or Turkish periods.