La notizia di ieri era che il sindaco di Gerusalemme avrebbe sospeso il 70% degli ordini di demolizione emessi dalle autorità comunali israeliane. La notizia di oggi è la demolizione di una casa sul Monte degli Olivi, zona palestinese dunque. Gerusalemme est.
Ma’an’s reporter identified owner of the house as Samir Jum’a, who explained that the house was 150 square meters in size and housed 15 people.Jum’a said Israeli police who came to protect bulldozers during the demolition attacked the family and as a result nine people, including 4 women were bruised. Two women were evacuated to the nearby Al-Maqasid Hospital.
The owner said the demolition came without any warning.The West Jerusalem Municipality, which also governs occupied East Jerusalem, demolishes Palestinian houses on the grounds that they are built without hard-to-obtain construction permits.According to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Yakir Segev, revealed that in 2008 only 18 permits were issued for building in the Palestinian parts of the city, home to some 270,000 Palestinians.