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Israeli forces demolish structures near Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolish structures near Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Monday, January 30, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday demolished a number of structures and levelled a plot of land in the occupied city of Jerusalem, sources confirmed.

WAFA correspondent said that the Israeli bulldozers demolished a wall, a commercial structure and levelled a plot of land owned by local resident Akram Shuqairat, in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukkaber.

Israeli bulldozers, additionally, demolished a wall owned by local residnet Kareem Abu Tayeh in the town of Silwan, south of al-Aqsa mosque.

Yesterday,  Israeli police force accompanied by bulldozers stormed Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood before proceeding to demolish a two-storey home sheltering the families of Rateb and Husam Matar, displacing the two families, including children and women.

Demolitions of Palestinian-owned homes across the occupied territories has seen a spike since the swearing-in of the new far-right, fascist Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, whose members like Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich publicly advocate for the expulsion of Palestinians and the demolitions of as many homes as possible to expedite the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.

Israel has begun to the process of demolishing 14 Palestinian houses in Jerusalem, implementing the Israeli Cabinet's orders.


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