Israeli forces demolish a house, barracks and a warehouse in Jerusalem

Mar 03,2021

Israeli occupation forces demolished a barracks and a warehouse in the Ras Khamis neighborhood.

Israeli occupation forces demolished, on Wednesday, a Palestinian house in the Shuafat camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and a warehouse in the Ras Khamis neighborhood.

Israeli occupation forces stormed the Shuafat camp in the morning and demolished a two-story house for a citizen of the Abu Mayala family, according to local sources.

Also, Israeli occupation forces demolished a barracks and a warehouse in the Ras Khamis neighborhood of the Ghaith family, attacked Palestinians, and detained a young Palestinian.

According to a human rights organization, from the beginning of 2004 until the end of last year, the Israeli occupation demolished 1,098 homes in East Jerusalem, while the Jerusalemites self-demolished approximately 235 homes in the same period to avoid very heavy fines imposed by the Israeli occupation on them after carrying out the demolitions with its bulldozers, and the Israeli occupation demolished 458 buildings and facilities that were not Residential in the same period.

The same data indicate that from the beginning of 2004 until the end of last year, the occupation displaced approximately 3,579 Jerusalemites after demolishing their homes.

Since the Israeli occupation of the city in 1967, the Israeli occupation has demolished more than 1,900 homes in Jerusalem, and it has pursued a systematic, racist policy of aggression towards Jerusalemites. With the aim of tightening control over Jerusalem and Judaizing it, and tightening the noose around its original inhabitants; This is through a series of arbitrary decisions and procedures that affect all aspects of the daily life of Jerusalemites.

Among these measures, the Israeli occupation authorities demolished homes and establishments after placing many obstacles and obstacles in the way of issuing building permits for the benefit of Jerusalemites.

The Israeli occupation authorities thus aim to reduce the Palestinian population presence in the city. It put in place a coercive system restricting the granting of building licenses, and subjected them to a strict bureaucratic and functional ladder. So, years pass before it reaches its final stages.

At a time when the occupation authorities demolish Palestinian homes, they are approving construction permits for thousands of housing units in Israeli settlements built on Jerusalem lands.