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Palestinian home destroyed in Silwan, six targeted in Yatta
Another Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Silwan
November 5, 2019 1:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israeli attacks,
Jerusalem, News Report 0
In the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, Israeli troops demolished a
Palestinian home on Tuesday on the pretext of it having been ‘built without
a permit’. Israeli authorities have not granted building permits to
Palestinian homeowners since they began occupying the city in 1967.
In addition to destroying one family home, Israeli authorities also posted
demolition orders on a number of other homes in the al-Issawiya neighborhood
– which has been targeted, along with Silwan, for Israeli colonization.
According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, the Israeli municipal
officials, accompanied by Israeli police and special forces, invaded the
neighborhood of Abu Tayeh, in Silwan, and demolished the two-story family
home of Mu’tasim al-Abbasi.
Mohammed Abu al-Homs, a member of the Popular Committee in al-Issawiya, told
reporters with the Ma’an News Agency that Israeli officials posted notices
on at least 10 Palestinian homes in al-Issawiya.
The notices demanded that the homeowners come to the Israeli municipal
building office to be given demolition orders for their homes which were
“constructed without licenses” – despite the fact that Palestinians have not
been issued any licenses to build on their own property for more than fifty
During their invasion, Israeli forces abducted a young boy under the pretext
of throwing stones.
This latest provocation against the residents of East Jerusalem comes in the
midst of an open-ended school strike declared on Saturday due to the
constant Israeli invasions of al-Issawiya during and after school.
Israeli forces abducted one of the organizers of the school strike, Mahmoud
Mahmoud, with the Parents’ Committee of al-Issawiya, in a pre-dawn raid on
Israeli Forces to Raze Six Homes in Masafer Yatta
November 5, 2019 1:38 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report,
Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, notified Palestinian owners of six
homes in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, of their intent to remove the
Masafer Yatta mayor Nidhal Younis said that soldiers stormed the hamlets of
Maghayir al-Abeed and Khallet ed-Dabaa, handing out written demolition
orders against six homes made of bricks and insulated panels.
These homes, which were constructed by international organizations, belonged
to local residents from the families of Makhamera and Dababesa.
In a separate incident, Israeli authorities notified anew the Palestinian
local authorities in Anata town, east of Jerusalem, of its intent to
appropriate about 190 dunams of land, for military purposes.
The land belongs to Palestinian citizens from the towns of Anata, Hizma and
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