The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem has issued two demolition orders against two buildings in Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of construction without permit, according to local WAFA sources.
Sources said that Israeli police and border guards accompanied municipality staff who presented the campâ€™s popular committee members with demolition orders against a vocational training center and an all-purpose hall that was under construction.
The municipality said that the two buildings were not licensed, even though construction within refugee camps is supervised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.