Israel plans to demolish homes in Yasul

[ 29/12/2010 – 12:01 PM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Wadi Silwan information center revealed Wednesday a wide-ranging Israeli plan to link Jerusalem’s Wadi Yasul district with Jewish settlements in Jebel al-Mokabbir, a plan that would threaten several homes in Wadi Yasul.

41 homes are threatened with demolition, a figure set to rise, the Wadi Silwan information center reported. Jewish settlement funds have also seized land in the Sawana and Ras al-Amoud districts of Jerusalem.

In a separate development, Israeli authorities sentenced five minors from Silwan to house arrest and fines banning them also from attending school. Mohammed Abu Nab, 17, is being held to stand trial.

Violent clashes erupted in Silwan Tuesday with concentration in the Bir Ayyub neighborhood. Israeli forces suppressed demonstrators using a barrage of gas grenades, rubber bullets, and stun grenades.

Several Palestinian protesters sustained breathing difficulties during the incident. A man and child were injured by rubber bullets.

Israeli troops deployed throughout Silwan as Jewish settlers provocatively drove vehicles against traffic on the Wadi Halwa Street amid rising tensions in the targeted majorly Arab community.

Israel plans to demolish homes in Yasul.

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