Palestinians pray Friday on the rubble of Elayans` house

Feb 26,2021

30,000 Palestinian houses are threatened with demolition in Jerusalem in light of many restrictions on getting a building license by the Israeli occupation municipality. 

Dozens of Palestinians performed Friday prayer over the rubble of the Elayan family house which was demolished by the Israeli occupation police last week. 

During the Friday sermon (Khutba), Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, called on Palestinians of Jerusalem to unite and confront the occupations` plans.

Sheikh Sabri said that around 30,000 Palestinian houses are threatened with demolition in Jerusalem in light of many restrictions on getting a building license by the Israeli occupation municipality. 

He added that the number of Jerusalemites has increased six times since the occupation of the city in 1967, despite arrests, prisons, deportations, and displacement attempts. 

The Israeli occupation police destroyed on Thursday night the tent in which the Elayan family members were sheltered after the demolition of their two-story building on Tuesday evening.

Fadi Elayan, the guard of Al-Aqsa Mosque, said that the Israeli police removed his familys` tent that was set up on the rubble of the house to shelter them.

The Israeli occupation police fired stun grenades randomly in the place during the demolition of the tent to disperse the protesting citizens and removed a solidarity banner hanging on the building’s rubble.