JERUSALEM, December 26, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday demolished two structures and notified to demolish a number of homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, under the pretext of construction without a permit, according to WAFA correspondent.
Israeli police accompanied by bulldozers broke into Silwan area in the early morning hours and demolished a structure and an animal shack, according to the Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center.
In the meantime, police handed notices to a number of residents in the area informing them about the Israeli municipality’s intentions to demolish their homes, citing construction without an Israeli-issued permit as a pretext.
The police also aggressively raided multiple commercial stores in the neighborhood, including a gas distribution company, and confiscated some goods displayed outside of business premises, including a refrigerator.
Forces reportedly broke down the main front door of the Gas distribution company, before confiscating a number of gas cylinders.
They further issued tickets against several vehicles parked in the area, and confiscated some others.
The police also raided a restaurant in the area and confiscated seven gas cylinders and removed the signs of several stores in the area.
Earlier the day, Israeli police conducted a wide-scale detention campaign in the area, during which the police detained at least 12 Palestinians.