Israel to Demolish Silwan Home of Glick Shooting Suspect

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality on Monday delivered demolition orders for the family home of Mutaz Hijazi, who is suspected of attempting to assassinate far-right Israeli activist Yehuda Glick.

Uday Hijazi, Mutaz’ brother, told Ma’an that Israeli forces and municipality officials raided the home in Silwan and delivered a demolition order for their three-story building, claiming that it was unlicensed.

The home was built before Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Uday added.

The family first received a demolition order last month but it was frozen until Israel’s Supreme Court issued a final ruling.

Undercover Israeli forces shot and killed Hijazi on Oct. 30, hours after the shooting of prominent Israeli extremist Yehuda Glick in Jerusalem.

The initial autopsy report showed Hijazi had been shot at least 20 times.

(Ma’an – www.maannews.net)

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