Army Demolishes A Home, Displacing disabled Mother, 8 Children, In Jerusalem

09 Jun
3:04 PM

The Israeli authorities demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, displacing 10 Palestinians, including a physically challenged mother and eight children.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) stated that dozens of soldiers, police officers and personnel of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, invaded Sweih area in Ras al-‘Amoud a surrounded a home owned by Hijazi family after encircling and isolating the entire area.

It added that the soldiers forced the family out, and demolished the property, displacing ten Palestinians, including eight children and a physically challenged elderly woman.

The family said the demolition order was issued six months ago, under the pretext that the property was built without a license.

It added that the property was built six years ago, and that the City Council has been denying appeals despite the family’s attempts to get the paperwork and licenses in order.

It is worth mentioning that, in the last two weeks of May, Israel forced four Palestinian families to demolish their own homes, in addition to demolishing one commercial building, and three rooms that were added to existing homes in Silwan and Jabal al-Mokabber.

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