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Israeli forces demolish structures, notify to demolish homes in Silwan

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.

M.N./T.R. 

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