Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Building in Silwan (VIDEO)

Demolition has started in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. (Photo: Silwanic)

The Israeli occupation authorities today demolished a Palestinian building in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Local sources told WAFA that Israeli police stormed the Bir Ayoub area in the neighborhood and cordoned a building off, preventing anyone from approaching it.

The owners of the two-story building were identified as Remah Odeh, and his brother, Ali, whose families comprise 12 members.

Police officers ordered the two families to empty all of the contents of the houses before a bulldozer tore down them, reducing them to rubble.

Dozens of homes are under threat of demolition in Silwan under the pretext of construction without a permit, but its Palestinian residents believe Israel wants to remove them from Silwan in order to turn it into a biblical park as part of the so-called City of David.

Using the pretext of illegal construction, Israel demolishes houses on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem.

At the same time, the municipality and government build tens of thousands of housing units in illegal settlements in East Jerusalem for Jews with a goal to offset the demographic balance in favor of the Jewish settlers in the occupied city.

(WAFA, PC, Social Media)

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization, thus, all donations are tax deductible.)

1 Comment

  1. My thoughts are no politically or religiously correct. I do not believe that Jew have an primordial or religious right to Palestine. they were not the first ones there. they were late comers and did not manage to wipe out all of their predecessors, such as the Jebusites, whose descendants are now thought of a Palestinians. they were also NOT awarded that territory by God because no REAL GOD would give them Ten Commandments and then tell them to violate three of them by coveting that land and stealing it by killing the people who lived on it. Their claims are PHONY.

Comments are closed.