Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem this week ordered the demolition of the Abdullah Al-Sanawi Mosque in Silwan, under the pretext that it was built without the impossible to obtain building permit.
A member of the Committee for the Defense of Silwan, Fakhri Abu Diab, said in a statement that the mosque was built several years ago on Waqf land using donations from the people to serve 4,000 residents of the Deir Al-Sunna neighborhood which isn’t served by a mosque as authorities failed to issue building permits for one.
Israel to destroy the Mosque in Silwan—the 5th to be demolished & sole place of worship for 4,000 Palestinians https://t.co/iq9WmUSMhm
— Sarah Wilkinson (@swilkinsonbc) April 13, 2017
He pointed out that the Abdullah Al-Sanawi Mosque is one of six mosques threatened with demolition in the town.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)