The Israeli occupation intends to postpone the demolition of a Palestinian house containing 12 apartments, housing more than 100 Palestinian citizens, in the Wadi Qaddum neighborhood in the town of Silwan in occupied Jerusalem. It was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, following international pressure on the Israeli government.
Today, Monday, Israeli media reported that the US embassy and ambassadors of European countries to the Israeli occupation went to the office of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and demanded that he suspend the demolition process, which the extremist Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, sought to expedite.
According to the Israeli channel Kan 11, the Israeli occupation has has postponed date of the demolition to an unspecified date.
The channel stated that the postponement came in the wake of the pressure of the administration of US President Joe Biden on the head of the Israeli occupation government.
Ben Gvir denied that there would be any delay and confirmed that “the evacuation of the building will take place sooner or later. There is an organized plan that I will not disclose.”
Ben Gvir stressed that the demolition and displacement will take place “if not tomorrow, then the day after tomorrow. If not this week, then it will happen in the next weeks.”
Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation police are preparing to carry out the demolition and displacement of about 100 Palestinians in Jerusalem, including 42 children, on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
The sources stated that 500 members of the Israeli occupation forces prepared for the demolition of the Palestinian house.