Ibrahim Husseini is an independent Palestinian journalist based in Jerusalem
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In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will be free, fair, or take place at all.
Silwan has become a battleground for settler groups, who are using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.