Mosque, Properties in Jerusalem Area To Be Demolished

30 Dec
6:39 PM

[Monday December 30, 2013] The West Jerusalem municipality has ordered Jerusalem area residents to demolish a newly-built mosque, Palestinian homes and parking garages, under the pretext of ‘unlicensed construction’, according to witnesses.The notices give the owners a period of 30 days to file petition against the order at Israeli courts, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.

Witnesses said that a municipality crew arrived in the area and took photographs of the houses and the mosque.

Also included in the notices were orders to demolish a 140-square-meter mosque, built seven months ago, a 120-square meter house which houses 10 family members, a house still under construction, and a house built nearly 200 years ago, in addition to three parking garages.

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