Israeli bulldozers accompanied by the Israeli army, demolished three houses in Jerusalem at midday on Wednesday.Eyewitnesses said that the bulldozers demolished the houses immediately, banning family members from rescuing any of their belongings before the houses were destroyed..

Clashes occurred between the army and civilians, causing Israeli troops to harrass women and children and creating a state of panic.

The Israeli army justifies the demolition by claiming that the houses were built without the needed permission. However, since Israel occupied Jerusalem in 1967 it has rarely given its Palestinian residents any form of documentation for their land or homes or permission to build.