OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Committee for the Defense of Silwan said that the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem plans to demolish 3,727 homes in Jerusalem houaing 1,500 Jerusalemites a prelude to establish Talmudic gardens in the town.
Meir Margaret, Israeli member of the Jerusalem Municipal Council, has informed the committee that the municipality has been discussing demolishing houses in Silwan in the presence of police officers, contractors and housing associations, the Committee’s Chairman, Fakhri Abu Diab, said.
Abu Diab told Safa news agency, on Sunday, that the occupation started handing the demolition orders on houses extensively since the beginning of this month in order to complete administrative and legal measures to start demolition operations.
The municipality handed on Sunday randomly 10 demolition notices not issued by the Israeli court for the demolition of 10 Jerusalemite houses built since more than a decade in the town of Silwan.
Abu Diab, owner of one of the houses threatened with demolition, said that Jerusalem municipality and the Israeli police continue terrorizing the Jerusalemites in Silwan in order not to protest against the demolition of their homes.
(www.palestine-info.co.uk / 25.09.2012)