Israel moves to make al-Quds Zionist

PressTV –  Sun Jan 2, 2011 10:3AM

A file photo of an illegal Israeli settlement
Israel destroyed nearly 40 Palestinian homes and 90 shops in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in 2010, as part of a systematic plan to change the demography of the holy city in favor of the Zionist population.

The Land Research Center in al-Quds reported on Saturday that some 280 people who had been living in the buildings covering a total area of more than 3,000 cubic meters, were forced to leave their houses and businesses.

Based on the report, 543 houses were constructed for Jewish settlers on Palestinian lands in 2010 and permits for settlement construction of more than 6,700 houses were granted very recently.

The report added that the Israeli regime has also destroyed thousands of acres of cultivated land and burned and uprooted more than 1,600 trees in the occupied lands.

Israel has demolished 995 Palestinian homes and displaced 5,783 individuals, including 3,109 children, in occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) since the beginning of 2000.

Tel Aviv has defied international calls for ending the demolitions.

According to the United Nations, nearly a quarter of the 250,000 Palestinians living in East al-Quds are at risk of having their homes demolished by the Israeli regime.

The regime occupied and annexed the West Bank, including East al-Quds during the 1967 Six-Day War, but the measure was never recognized by the international community.

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