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Israeli occupation municipality demolishes Palestinian houses in east Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Tuesday morning displaced Palestinian citizens from the same Palestinian family after demolishing their makeshift homes in the east Jerusalem district of Silwan.

According to local sources, bulldozers from the Israeli municipality knocked down houses belonging to the family of Abu Rumouz in Ras al-Amud neighborhood of Silwan, rendering their residents, including children, homeless.

The IOA claimed the homes had been built with no permits.

The Jerusalemites have no choice but to build without licenses because there are no structural maps that respond to the natural increase in their numbers, and for that reason, they are denied house permits.

The IOA also imposes building restrictions on the Palestinian natives in Jerusalem and makes it hard for them to obtain construction licenses.

Israel’s systematic demolition of Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem is believed to be aimed at psychologically destroying the Jerusalemite families in an attempt to force them to move from the holy city.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center

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