JCSER: Israel intends to demolish soon 150 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM -- The Jerusalem center for social and economic rights (JCSER) warned of new Israeli intents to demolish in the coming days some 150 Palestinian homes located in different neighborhoods and areas in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

JCSER’s research and documentation department said that demolition orders were signed by current Israeli mayor of the occupied city Nir Barkat.

Palestinian homes that are threatened with imminent demolition are located in Jerusalem neighborhoods of Beit Haninah, Shu'fat, Ashqariyeh, Nusiebeh housing project, Silwan, Thuri, Jabal Al-Mukaber, Sur Baher, Mount of Olives, Al-Zu'ayem, Isawieh and Ras Khamis.

JCESR estimated that more than 1,000 Palestinians would be displaced in case the Israeli occupation municipality implemented its plans.

It added that the new number of Palestinian homes slated for demolition does not include 125 homes and apartments which Israel had previously issued demolition orders against them.

According to the center, Israeli bulldozers knocked down yesterday one Palestinian home owned by Amjad Al-Tiryaki which used to provide shelter for five persons. In another incident, Israeli bulldozers demolished part of Majed Abu Eisheh's home which is situated in Beit Haninah. The demolition was conducted despite the fact that the home owner did not get any demolition order issued by any Israeli court.

The center noted that the Israeli occupation authorities and Zionist societies seized over 200 Palestinian homes inside the Old City of Jerusalem and turned some of them into synagogues at the pretext that the law of custodian of absentee property allows them to control over Palestinian real estate whose owners are now refugees in camps. [adm/palestine-info]

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