Israeli Authorities Demolish a Palestinian-owned Home in Occupied Jerusalem, Assault Five, Detain One

The municipality of West Jerusalem demolished, on Tuesday, a Palestinian-owned home in the Silwan neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without a permit, according to local sources.

The three-storey building, which was constructed in 2002, was owned by Sami Al-Rajabi and his sons, and home to 30 Palestinian civilians whom have been rendered homeless due to the discriminatory practices of the Israeli occupation authorities.

Quds Press

Occupation forces invaded the area, accompanied by a bulldozer, and forcibly removed the families from the home, assaulting members of the Al-Rajabi family in addition to local civilians.

It was reported that soldiers detained one of the residents of the home, identified as Hazem al-Rajabi.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) stated that at least five Palestinians were assaulted by Israeli police, one of whom was transferred to hospital for further medical treatment.


Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states;

1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.


In related news, Israeli soldiers, on Tuesday, knocked down two Palestinian-owned farm structures in Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, local sources reported.

Occupation forces destroyed two separate agricultural structures in different areas of the town, belonging to two local residents, including a former prisoner, according to the town mayor, Ibrahim Mousa.

Sources: Quds Press, WAFA, WAFA

Photo: Silwanic

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