Report: Israel demolishes 55 Jerusalem homes in 2010

[ 02/01/2011 – 02:04 PM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israel’s Jerusalem municipality leveled 40 homes and forced 15 Palestinian families to rip down their homes by their own hands in the holy city in 2010, said the Wadi Ain al-Halwa Information Center.

“The occupation’s Jerusalem municipality targeted in the given period tin homes, animal shelters, and shops amid international and local opposition to the policy of demolishing east Jerusalem homes,” the Silwan-based rights group said.

Israeli authorities in the city’s Silwan district tore down some tin structures and animal shelters before the municipalitybrought back home demolition policy, the center added.

Two homes were erased from the Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in the year’s final month. More Jerusalemites were given demolition orders, with concentration on the Wadi Yasul neighborhood. Those homes are still under threat of demolition.

The Israeli Jerusalem municipality teaming with the nature authority bulldozed land privately owned by Palestinians as part of its efforts to Judaize the city, the center went on to say.

Report: Israel demolishes 55 Jerusalem homes in 2010.

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