On Monday, September 19, a run took place from Al-Quds University in Abu-Dis, through the Zeitoun checkpoint, and finished in Wadi Hilweh in Silwan.
The run was promoting:
- awareness raising to the situation in Palestine
- protest against the violation of children’s rights in Silwan
- denounce the wall that separates people (and runners)
- sports and fitness
in Abu Dis,
seemed to be endless.
However, spirits remained unbroken
and in between all the grey,
ever so charming spectators crossed the way.
At Zeitun Checkpoint,
the kids from Silwan joined the runners, proudly carrying flags of Silwan,
where they were celebrated when returning home.
The temporary joy of these kids was definitely worth it. All the more we are saddened that the continuous efforts to increase the quality of life for the children are Silwan is brutally destroyed by the daily arrests of children by the IDF in East Jerusalem.