Al-Quds/Jerusalem, 6 Muharram 1436/30 October 2014 (MINA) – Israeli mayor in Jerusalem Neir Barakat instructed the heads of municipal departments to strictly enforce municipal regulations and apply penalties against Palestinians of east Jerusalem, Haartz news paper revealed.
The news paper reported that the punitive measures include traffic citations, house demolitions, unlicensed businesses and even animal confiscations, ALRAY, Palestinian Media Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Thursday.
Also, fines were imposed on homes demolition renewal and closing unlicensed shops and confiscated animals.
The mayor’s directive was issued at a meeting on Tuesday between the municipality director general and department heads.
A senior Israeli police official was also in attendance. The goal of the new policy is to compel the Palestinian public to act against Palestinian youth who have been clashing virtually daily with police in East Jerusalem neighborhoods.
From their part, Israeli official at the meeting opposed these decisions, warning that it would burn bridges with the Palestinian public in the city.
Palestinians in Jerusalem say the police are using riot control arbitrarily as a means of collective punishment.
Along the main street in the neighborhood of Isawiyah most of the houses have broken windows.
According to residents, the cause was sponge bullets or gas canisters fired at the windows by police. (T/P002/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)