Jerusalem court to look into Silwan home demolitions
Published Tuesday 24/05/2011 (updated) 25/05/2011 15:35
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Israel's central court in Jerusalem was scheduled to look into home demolitions in Al-Bustan neighborhood in East Jerusalem’s Silwan area Tuesday.
A court hearing for the case was scheduled earlier and was postponed until Tuesday.
Member of the local committee to defend Silwan and Al-Bustan neighborhood Abdul-Karim Abu Sneinan told Ma’an that the postponement was an attempt to put pressure on the residents of Al-Bustan neighborhood.
The Israeli municipal council of Jerusalem, he explained, wants to enforce its plans to displace them, however, all residents and defense committees insist on staying in their homes.