WATCH: Israeli Forces Begin Demolition of Silwan Neighborhood in Jerusalem

Human rights groups have said Israel is ethnically cleansing the East Jerusalem neighborhood and colonizing the occupied territories. (Photo: Oren Ziv, via ActiveStills.org)

Israeli occupation forces this morning raided the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, amid plans to demolish Palestinian homes in the area.

 

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According to local residents, Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians who had gathered to stop the demolitions in the Al-Bustan neighborhood. Mosques called on residents to gather to protect their homes, eyewitnesses said.

There has been no comment from Israeli authorities on the report.

 

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Local officials in Silwan warned of Israeli plans to demolish around 100 homes in Al-Bustan under the pretext that they lack the almost impossible to obtain building permits in order to construct a biblical garden.

Israeli occupation authorities have already issued demolition orders to 13 Palestinian homes in Al-Bustan quarter.

Human rights groups have said Israel is ethnically cleansing the East Jerusalem neighborhood and colonizing the occupied territories.

(MEMO, PC, Social media)

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