Thursday, 2 July 2009

7 novos ordems de demolicao em Jerusalem orientale


7 new demolition orders handed out for Palestinian-owned houses in East-Jerusalem

by Katherine Orwell - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group
Israeli authorities informed on Wednesday 7 families in the Silwan neighborhood of East-Jerusalem of its plans to demolish their houses.

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Ever since the Jerusalem municipality made known that it would freeze 70 % of the demolition orders, earlier this week, not a day has gone by without events that demonstrate the opposite.

Yesterday a house on the Mount of Olives has been demolished. Together with today’s events, serious doubts arise on whether the Israeli authorities will live up to their claims. Palestinians in Jerusalem come to fear that the authorities only make these pledges to diminish US pressure on Israel.

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