550 Palestinians to be homeless after Israel demolishes entire Jerusalem neighbourhood

Israeli authorities are pressing ahead with plans to demolish an entire Palestinian neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, human rights NGO B'Tselem reported, which will leave 550 homeless. Wadi Yasul, located between the neighbourhoods of Abu Tur and Silwan, is home to 72 Palestinian families. According to B'Tselem, the Jerusalem Municipality has "issued demolition orders for all the neighbourhood homes so all the families there are facing the threat of expulsion." In late April, "the city already demolished two of the orders and displaced two of the families." The NGO noted that Wadi Yasul built "is adjacent to a forest, also located on privately owned land that was expropriated from its Palestinian owners in 1970." READ: Israel demolishes Al-Araqeeb for 145th … Continue reading 550 Palestinians to be homeless after Israel demolishes entire Jerusalem neighbourhood