Left denounces Beit Hanina demolition orders as cynical power move by Barkat

Hours after the Jerusalem Municipality announced immediate plans to demolish 14 east Jerusalem Arab residential structures housing 40 families, left-wing officials and activists on Thursday denounced the move as “calculated” by the mayor to curry favor in Likud.

Citing the High Court’s ruling against Jews living in Amona, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Wednesday night called for the demolition of the Beit Hanina homes, which the court ruled are situated on private Jewish land managed by the administrator-general of the state.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Left-denounces-Beit-Hanina-demolition-orders-as-cynical-power-move-by-Barkat-472943

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