Israeli Officials Storm Jerusalem Neighborhoods Under Police Protection

13 Dec
6:52 AM

An Israeli municipal crew, on Wednesday, stormed several neighborhoods of Silwan district, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Jerusalem, and photographed Palestinian homes, raising fears of Israel’s intent to demolish dozens of houses.

Local official, Fakhri Abu Diyab, said that police forces escorting municipal employees stormed the neighborhoods of al-Bustan, Ein a-Luza, Wadi Hilweh, Wadi Yasoul, al-Thuri and Wadi al-Rababa, Days of Palestine reported.

In addition to photographing homes, the municipal crew was seen carrying aerial photos, maps and documents, which raised fears among the local residents of Israeli intentions of carrying out mass demolitions in al-‘Isawiya.

Abu Diyab voiced concern that the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem could demolish entire neighborhoods in al-‘Isawiya under the false pretext of lacking construction licensing.

He appealed to the international community to urgently move to prevent a new catastrophe against the Palestinians in Jerusalem, pointing out that there are 100 housing units threatened with demolition in al-Bustan neighborhood.

Photo: Al Riyadh
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam

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