Government bulldozers demolish another 3 illegally built Arab homes in east Jerusalem

Three illegally constructed Arab homes in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan were demolished by government bulldozers during the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning, marking the fourth such residential demolition there in one week.

According to the International Middle East Media Center, a Palestinian news service, at 4:30 a.m. a coterie of Israeli soldiers cordoned-off the area and proceeded to raze the homes, located adjacent to the Old City.

Two of the homes, belonging to the Abu Khaled family, were built last year without construction permits. The family unsuccessfully filed numerous appeals at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court to prevent the demolition prior to a May ruling authorizing it, IMEMC reported


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