‘Israel’ demolishes 10-Palestinian-owned workshops in occupied Jerusalem

Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)- Israeli occupation forces on Monday morning demolished ten-Palestinian-owned car repair workshops in Hizma town, north-east the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Local sources said the Israeli forces escorted bulldozers to the Hizma town, surrounded the area near the Hizma checkpoint and demolished ten-Palestinian-owned car repair workshops, destroying all the equipment as the damage was estimated with thousands of dollars.

Seven of the workshops are owned by the deputy mayor of the town and the three others belong to other local residents.

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.

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.

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