Days of Palestine

Friday, March 31

Israeli Occupation to demolish Residential Building Housing 100 Palestinians in Jerusalem

Af.M | DOP -

Israeli occupation will demolish a residential building housing 100 Palestinians, the majority of whom are children, within days in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of the Wadi Qadoum in Silwan town.

The far-right Israeli Minister of Security Ben Gvir issued a decision to the Israeli occupation forces to demolish a building inhabited by many Palestinian families in Wadi Qaddum in occupied Jerusalem, indicating that 500 members of the occupation forces will participate in the implementation of the decision.

Local Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli occupation intends to demolish the 4-story residential building, which houses 100 Palestinians most of them children, next Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

In the same context, Jerusalemite calls were launched to confront any Israeli attempt to demolish the huge building in the Wadi Qaddum neighborhood in the town of Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli occupation is trying in various ways to forcibly displace Palestinians from their own lands and demolish their homes in favor of settlement expansion using pretexts most notably building without a permit. 

Since the beginning of 2023, Israeli occupation demolished 147 Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to the United Nations Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA).

The organization explained that most of the demolitions were carried out under the pretext of lacking a building permit, noting that “it is almost impossible for Palestinians to obtain such or that permit.”