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In occupied Jerusalem, a Palestinian-owned car wash demolished by Israel, land razed

JERUSALEM, Monday, January 10, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities today demolished a car wash in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyya, and razed a plot of land, according to WAFA correspondent.
She said that a large police force escorted a bulldozer to the neighborhood, which lies on the eastern slopes of Jerusalem, where the heavy machinery tore down the car wash.
At the same time, an excavator leveled a plot of land owned by an employee with the Islamic Waqf department, who is currently in Israeli custody.
For the residents of Issawiyeh, a Palestinian village of some 20,000, Israeli police vehicles have become an everyday reality on the neighborhood streets, while police drones fly above – surveilling each move of the neighborhood’s residents.
Nestled in the hills of East Jerusalem, Isawiyya is plagued by poor infrastructure, and residents are constantly harassed by the Israeli police.
Rights groups have long pointed out that Israel’s discriminatory policies in East Jerusalem – which include routine home demolitions, discriminatory allocation of building permits, and the forceful expulsions of Palestinians from their homes for the benefit of Israeli colonial settlements – are aimed at driving out Palestinians from the city to tilt the demographic balance in favor of its Jewish population.

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