IOA razes Jerusalemite home, endorses construction of 24 Jewish housing units
|Wednesday, December 15,2010 13:35|
The Israeli occupation authority bulldozed a Palestinian home in Ras Al-Amoud suburb in occupied Jerusalem, near Silwn town, on Tuesday at the usual pretext of lack of permit.
Local sources said that a big number of security forces escorted the municipal teams in their work, noting that they encircled the area and blocked in and out traffic before the demolition started.
Members of the Jerusalemite family clashed with the security forces, who savagely battered them.
Leveling Palestinian homes in occupied Jerusalem is a stable policy pursued by the IOA to empty the holy city of its indigenous people and settle Jews in their place.
In a related incident, the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem's local committee for planning and construction granted permits for the construction of 24 new housing units for Jews in the vicinity of Beit Orot near the Mount of Olives in occupied Jerusalem.
The Hebrew newspaper "Israel Today" reported that four three-storey buildings would be built on private property and would be financed by the Jewish American billionaire Irvin Muscovic, who finances Jewish settlement in the holy city.
The construction is to start immediately after the permit was granted, the paper said, adding that 24 Jewish families would settle there.