House demolitions continue for Jerusalem's Palestinians
From the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD):
The home of Mustafa Abu Tin and his family is being demolished now. This morning two other homes in Jerusalem Wallajeh are probably to be demolished too, all having failed yesterday in Court to obtain stop demolition orders. These homes are in the part of Wallajeh in the municipality of Jerusalem, where all residents are West Bank ID holders, although they own the land. It is that part of Jerusalem where the city of Givat Yael is planned (13,000 units). The municipality hardly ever gives Palestinians building permits. People are forced to build illegally. 14,000 homes have been demolished since ’67. Can we get press there? It ain’t NEWS. The Hamas election turnout does not surprise anyone dealing with home demolitions, but demolitions aren't news, they are history. Thus Palestine.
For details: Meir Margalit: 0544-345 503 or Arik Ascherman: 0505-607034