Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Sunday demolished two-Palestinian-owned agricultural structures near Al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiyeh town, east of occupied Jerusalem.
Local sources said the forces raided the area earlier today and started demolishing two agricultural structures owned by two Palestinian families: Obeidat and Shokairat.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation municipality gave another Palestinian resident an order to self-demolish his house in al-Bustan neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Using the pretext of illegal building, ‘Israel’ demolishes houses and structures on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem.
At the same time, the Israeli occupation municipality and the occupation government built tens of thousands of housing units in illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem for Jews with a goal to offset the demographic balance in favour of the Israeli settlers in the occupied city.
‘Israel’ has been moving its citizens into the occupied Jerusalem neighbourhoods since the 1980s. This has resulted in numerous human rights violations, including the forced displacement of Palestinian residents and houses demolition.
Hundreds of Palestinian families are being threatened with forced displacement and house demolitions by illegal settler groups, fully supported by the Israeli government.
There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
The Israeli court had previously rejected many appeals filed by the residents of Jerusalem to stop demolitions and forced displacement.