|[ 04/01/2011 - 01:50 PM ]|
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Local sources from occupied Jerusalem said Israeli bulldozers of the municipal council escorted by troops and policemen have demolished Tuesday morning the home of Jerusalemite citizen Nayef Aweidah in Beit Hanina neighborhood, east of the holy city, at the pretext of unlicensed construction.
Al-Maqdesi foundation of society development said that the demolition of this home led to the displacement of eight members from this family including three children.
Recent human rights reports said that Israel escalated the demolition of Palestinian homes in 2010 and razed 63 of them. Israel last year also issued hundreds of demolition orders against other homes in the context of its schemes to Judaize the Arab holy city.
Israel has demolished about 1,485 Palestinian homes in the eastern part of Jerusalem since 1967 and until October 2010, according to Al-Maqdesi foundation.
It also said that there are still 1,322 demolition orders issued last year by Israel pending implementation, which threatens 3,655 Palestinian natives, including 1,699 children and 807 women, with displacement.