Israeli authorities demolished, on Monday, a Palestinian-owned residential building in the al=’Isawiya neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, under the protection of Israeli police forces.

Correspondent for the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) stated that members of the Municipality of West Jerusalem, under the protection of the occupation police sealed off the area to prevent Palestinian residents from entering.

The correspondent added that a bulldozer proceeded to demolish the three-story house, owned by Yasin Mustafa, whose family of 16 people were displaced under the pretext of building without a permit.

Local citizens confronted the police during the destruction, but no injuries were reported.


Video from Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic)

Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states;

1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

~ Photo: WAFA