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Israel delivers demolition notices to 13 homes in Jerusalem

Israeli excavators demolish a Palestinian building for allegedly being unauthorized in Al-Issawiya district of East Jerusalem on August 15, 2018. [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli excavators demolish a Palestinian building in Issawiya, East Jerusalem on 15 August 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem delivered demolition notices to residential structures in the Issawiya neighbourhood yesterday.

Muhammad Abu Al-Hummus, member of a local follow-up committee, said that joint teams from the Israeli municipality and police raided the neighbourhood and delivered demolition notices for 13 residential structures, under the pretext that they were built without the necessary building permits.

Abu Al-Hummus pointed out that some of the buildings were erected more than 15 years ago.

Some of the buildings were identified as belonging to the Mahmoud, Darwish, Hamdan and Al-Zaatari families.

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Abu Al-Hummus added that the Israeli municipality inspector took pictures of dozens of buildings and homes in the neighbourhood.

Israel uses the pretext of building without a permit to carry out demolitions of Palestinian-owned homes on a regular basis.

Occupation authorities rarely grant Palestinians permits to build in occupied East Jerusalem.

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