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Israel to demolish Jerusalem mosque

The Dome of the Rock and other mosques are seen from the Arab neighbourhood of Silwan, in Jerusalem [file photo]

Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem today ordered the demolition of the Abdullah Al-Sanawi Mosque in Silwan, under the pretext that it was built without the impossible to obtain building permit.

Image of the demolition order []

Image of the demolition order of the Abdullah Al-Sanawi Mosque in Silwan  []

A member of the Committee for the Defence of Silwan, Fakhri Abu Diab, said in a statement that the mosque was built several years ago on Waqf land using donations from the people to serve 4,000 residents of the Deir Al-Sunna neighbourhood which isn’t served by a mosque as authorities failed to issue building permits for one.

He pointed out that the Abdullah Al-Sanawi Mosque is one of six mosques threatened with demolition in the town.

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