“The Silwan Defense Committee: 40% of the houses in the village are under threat of demolition.
The head of the Silwan Defense Committee Fakhri Abu Diab sees the Occupation authority’s threat, given to nine families in the Al-Abassiya neighborhood, to evacuate their homes prior to demolition as a continued attempt to empty the surroundings of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque as an implementation of the ethnic cleansing and Judaization of the city policy.
On Wednesday morning, Abu Diab told the official Voice of Palestine radio that 40 percent of Silwan’s homes are under threat of demolition due to unauthorized construction. He also stressed that the Occupation authorities have not granted any building permits in Silwan for the last 10 years, whereas these permits are given to the settlers on a daily basis.
Abu Diab made it clear that there are entire neighborhoods in occupied Jerusalem that are under threat of demolition, such as the Al-Luza neighborhood and Wadi Al-Rababa south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
-Al-Quds Research Center
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