JERUSALEM, August 15, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli municipality of Jerusalem and police embarked on demolishing a Palestinian-owned home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, under the pretext of construction without a permit, making it the second home to be demolished by Israeli forces in Jerusalem since Tuesday morning.
WAFA correspondent said Israeli police and border police forces broke into Silwan and cordoned off the targeted area, before proceeding to demolish the house of Abu Hamed Abusneneh, a local Palestinian, for being “illegally” built.
Earlier this day, the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem demolished a two-story building in the neighborhood of al-Isawiya, also under the pretext of construction without a permit.
According to UN documentation, as of July 31, 96 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished by Israel in East Jerusalem since the beginning of the year, displacing at least 166 Palestinians. A total of 190 Palestinian buildings were demolished in East Jerusalem in 2016.