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Israeli bulldozers demolish structures in East Jerusalem neighborhoods
Published Wednesday 14/05/2014 (updated) 15/05/2014 21:59
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers demolished three Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem early Wednesday, locals told Ma'an.

Accompanied by Israeli forces and police officers, bulldozers entered the Palestinian neighborhoods of Beit Hanina, Shuafat, and Ras al-Amoud, where they destroyed two shops and a workshop.

In the al-Ashqariyya neighborhood of Beit Hanina, bulldozers demolished a store belonging to Mousa al-Natsha.

The store measured 55 square meters and was built in 2011, al-Natsha told Ma'an.

Meanwhile, Israeli authorities demolished another store on al-Khansa street in the Shuafat neighborhood.

The store's owner, Muhammad Awadallah, told Ma'an the store measured 18 square meters and that its walls were built 80 years ago. Its tin roof was added in 2011, Awadallah said.

He said Jerusalem municipality workers had issued demolition orders "several times," but that he had paid a total of 20,000 shekels in fines to postpone the demolition.

Additionally, bulldozers in Ras al-Amoud demolished a steel structure owned by Sufyan Jabir.

Jabir said he used the building as a metal workshop. Built 14 years ago, the structure measured about 100 square meters.




Israel destroyed more than 500 Palestinian properties in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2013, displacing over 850 people, according to UN figures.

Israel rarely grants Palestinians permits to build in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It has demolished at least 27,000 Palestinian homes and structures since occupying the West Bank in 1967, according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
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1 ) East Jerusalem is an / INVENTION
14/05/2014 12:28
THERE IS ONLY ONE JERUSALEM and right now it is THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL thus Israel is responsible for all construction--legal or not. Nobody criticizes Arabs building in Nablus.

2 ) Mel / USA
14/05/2014 14:41
I sense a air of panic in Israel.As if the Zionists are trying to speed up Plan D apartheid,ethnic cleansing,erasure of non-Jews from the map of Palestine,that billions of people globally(Muslims,Christians,Jews,atheists,historians,academics etc)treasure too,because it's part of all of us!History&spirit! Remember too,how the Nazi's tried to speed up extermination of the Jews,Romanies,"non-Aryans"when they knew their 'Final Solution' was failing too under their own evil arrogance!Palestine STAYS!

3 ) Ben Alofs / UK/Netherlands
14/05/2014 14:58
@ 1. The occupation of East-Jerusalem is not an invention. No one in the world apart from Israel recognises Israel's annexation of East-Jerusalem. Occupier's law in occupied Palestine means blatant discrimination against Palestinians when it comes to giving them building permits. Just one of the many methods of ethnic cleansing used by the Zionist state against the Palestinian people.

4 ) Mark / USA
14/05/2014 15:36
Israel is a very hateful place!

5 ) Arnold / Canada
14/05/2014 19:01
Ben Alof . I .... I repeat .... I recognize Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem.

6 ) Colin Wright / USA
15/05/2014 00:07
To East Jerusalem is...#1: 'THERE IS ONLY ONE JERUSALEM and right now it is THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL' Jerusalem is no more the capital of Israel now than the Warthegau and West Prussia were part of Germany from 1939 to 1945. Both are illegal seizures, made in violation of international law.

7 ) Colin Wright / USA
15/05/2014 00:10
To Arnold #5: 'Ben Alof . I .... I repeat .... I recognize Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem.' So? I can recognize your neighbor's right to your house. That doesn't make it his. Both when it comes to your house and when it comes to Israel, law decides who it belongs to -- and law says East Jerusalem -- and West Jerusalem for that matter --- is not part of Israel.

8 ) Mel / USA
15/05/2014 16:34
#5:Arnold:'recognize'? So,you would have recognized Nazi Aryan-supremacists annexing/occupation of Jewish homes,properties,possessions &treasures(like E.Jerusalem's Moroccan Gate/Quarter in 1967) in 1942 Vichy France,too? You'd have jumped on a Vichy train to a "transfer" point &said,'I recognize(Germany's)annexation of(my home in France)'?? Pleeeeeez!
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