Sunday June 2 2013, Israeli soldiers and workers of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and delivered warrants against two homes.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, has reported that City Council employees and police officers invaded several neighborhoods, handed the warrants, and took pictures of a number of homes in the neighborhoods of Be’er Ayyoub, Al-Bustan and Wadi Hilweh.
The center added that the two homes Israel intends to demolish belong to Mazin Odeh and his brother Wael, in addition to a home that belongs to members of the Ar-Rajaby family.
Mazin said that the soldiers placed the warrants on the main doors of the two homes, and photographed the exterior of the properties.
Furthermore, soldiers took pictures of the home of resident Abu Yousef Ar-Rishiq, that was built more than five years ago, in addition to a home that belongs to resident Jom’a Khader, built more than 30 years ago.
The attack is part of ongoing violations against dozens of Palestinian homes and property in occupied East Jerusalem.
A few months ago, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has reported that Israel demolished more than 28000 Palestinian homes, businesses, livestock facilities and other structures in Jerusalem and the West Bank since 1967.
In April of this year, Palestinian Field Researcher at the Jerusalem Affairs Department of the Palestinian National Authority, Ahmad Sob-Laban, stated that what Israel is doing in Jerusalem is a systematic policy that aims at removing the Palestinian population from the city.
Sob-Laban added that. since Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, it only granted the Palestinians 4000 construction permits comparing to 53.000 permits granted to Israeli settlers.