A member of the Silwan Lands Defense Committee, a researcher in Jerusalem affairs, Fakhri Abu Dhiab, said that the Israeli occupation municipality in Jerusalem delivered, on Monday, notices to demolish 13 inhabited houses in the town of Silwan, south of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Abu Diyab added to the official news agency that the occupation municipality has notified the demolition of 10 houses in the Al-Bustan neighborhood of Silwan, and 3 others in the “Karam Al-Sheikh” area there, under the pretext of building without a permit, noting that the houses fulfill the conditions of construction, and there are also unlicensed homes for settlers not far from it. Only a few meters away.
According to Abu Diyab, the houses are inhabited and support the livelihood of 76 people, most of them children and women, and most of the houses were built for more than ten years.
He emphasized that the occupation authorities are now using a clear policy to displace Palestinians, represented by embodying the policy of “annexation” on the ground to liquidate the Palestinian presence in Jerusalem.
(Source / 20.10.2020)