In August, Israel demolished 51 Palestinian structures in Jerusalem, displacing 85 people

The Israeli occupation authorities demolished 51 Palestinian structures during the month of August displacing 85 people, many of them children under 18 years of age, today said the Palestinian rights center Wadi Hilweh Information Center.

It said in its monthly report on Israeli measures against the Palestinian population of the occupied city that the Israeli occupation municipality of West Jerusalem escalated in August its policy of demolishing Palestinian homes and facilities in East Jerusalem in an unprecedented manner under the pretext of building without a permit despite the difficult economic conditions in the city due to the Corona pandemic and the high number of cases in all sections of the occupied city.

It said it had monitored the demolition of 51 facilities in East Jerusalem, most of which were inhabited housing units, including 36 housing units, part of one house, five commercial establishments, two house foundations, and seven agricultural shacks.

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It said 27 of the demolitions were self-destroyed by their owners under pressure from the municipality, while the rest were demolished by the occupation municipality.

The demolitions were concentrated in Silwan, with 16 facilities, and 13 facilities in Jabal al Mukaber, most of which were homes and housing units.

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The center stated that the demolitions had left more than 85 people homeless, most of them children under the age of 18.

(Source / 05.09.2020)

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