Israeli Occupation Forces Informed Thursday, September 2023, Three Palestinians of their intention to demolish their houses in the Town of Silwan, South of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Local sources stated that the Israeli occupation municipality issued demolition orders for the homes of Jerusalemites: Khalid Zaitoun, Jumaa Awadah, and Shahda Qweidar in the town of Silwan.
Approximately 200,000 Israelis live in illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, many built on private Palestinian land. They also live in Palestinian homes taken over by settlers with the help of the state.
Punitive demolitions are a form of collective punishment and as such are illegal under international law.