Israeli forces demolish 3-story building in East Jerusalem
Published Monday 27/01/2014 (updated) 28/01/2014 11:20
Israeli forces pictured demolishing a home in al-Khader village in
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished a 3-story building under construction in East Jerusalem on Monday, a local official said.
Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, a local committee official, told Ma'an that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers to the al-Isawiya neighborhood at around 6 a.m. and demolished a three-floor building belonging to Abdul-Hayy Dari.
Israeli forces closed the main roads in the neighborhood during the demolition, preventing students and employees access to their schools and work places.
Inspectors from Israel's Jerusalem municipality toured the neighborhood last week and took photos of several buildings.
Israel destroyed more than 500 Palestinian properties in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2013, displacing over 850 people, according to UN figures.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.