Israel To Demolish Under Construction Mosque In Jerusalem

The Israeli authorities have decided to demolish a Palestinian under-construction mosque in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said several army jeeps, accompanied by City Council employees, invaded the town, and posted a demolition order, in addition to notifying the caretakers of the under-construction site.

WAFA added that the order states that the mosque, about three hundred square meters, must be demolished within 15 days of receiving this order.

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem is claiming the holy site is being built without a permit.

It is worth mentioning that the first demolition order was placed on January 3rd. The Palestinians have been trying to appeal the demolition.

While Israel continues to deny the construction permits to the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, and several parts of Area C of the occupied West Bank, it continues its policies of the illegal construction and expansion of its colonies in direct violation of International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

It is worth mentioning that last year, Israel demolished 856 structures, displacing 1014 Palestinians, in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) said.

ICAHD stated that the demolitions also directed affected 5615 Palestinians and added that 2586 structures were also demolished in the Negev.

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(Source / 13.01.2022)

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