Israeli forces raze school building in Jerusalem

Days of Palestine - Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation authority on Tuesday morning demolished a Palestinian school building under construction in the as-Salam suburb in Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem.

According to local sources, bulldozers escorted by a large number of police forces stormed the suburb and embarked on knocking down the school building.

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The Israeli occupation authorities justified the measure by claiming the school had been built with no permits. It is the same pretext used systematically by Israel to carry out demolitions and displace Palestinian families in Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, police forces clashed with angry local youths as the bulldozers started to raze the school, and prevented journalists and local residents from entering the demolition area.

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A local young man was also interrogated and detained by the forces in the same suburb.

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