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Demolitions in Silwan, Jerusalem

On 5 November 2008, the world was celebrating Obama's victory in the United States. On the same day, four houses very demolished in Jerusalem. These photos tell the story of two houses that were demolished in Silwan, south of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Photos: Mats Svensson.

Live ammunition.

Bullets fired during the day.

Trying to protect his house.

Police restraining a resident whose house is to be demolished.

Border police observing the crowd.

The Hyundai at work.

Border police observing the demolition.

Young boys watching the demolition.

Onlookers.

Bulldozer in the sunlight.

Wall and bulldozer.

Destruction.

The Hyundai machine at work.

Demolition.

Demolition.

Scene of destruction.

Dust.

Demolition continues.

Demolition begins.

Commotion.

Border police.

Pointing.

Plastic flowers.

Belongings without shelter.

Belongings.

Pictures on a fridge.

Supervising.

Police officers supervise the removal of belongings from the house.

Onlookers.

Preparing for the demolition.

Palestinian woman watching.

Border police officers.

Young border police officer.

Border police.

Toy car.

Police.

Police officers standing around before the demolition.

Belongings.

The family's belongings pile up outside the house.

Red blanket.

Removing the property from the house before its demolition.