Israel Municipality Demands Immediate Demolition Of Palestinian Homes

Al-Quds, 19 Safar 148/19 November 2016 (MINA) – The Israeli Jerusalem Municipality filed a court appeal to immediately implement demolition orders of Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina neighborhood.

The Israeli municipality claimed the homes were illegally built on Israeli private lands and have thus to be immediately knocked down, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

According to the Israeli radio, 14 Palestinian houses, sheltering 40 Palestinian families, are targeted by the demolition orders.

Following the High Court’s ruling to demolish Israeli housing units illegally built on Palestinian lands in Amona outpost, the Jerusalem Municipality’s legal adviser requested that the court carry out immediate execution of demolition orders for the 14 Palestinian buildings.

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Left-wing Ir Amim organization lashed out at the move as “calculated” by Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat to curry favor in Likud.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)