JERUSALEM: Israel destroyed a Palestinian store in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan on Tuesday, triggering scuffles in between cops and militants that accused authorities of discriminatory enforcement of building authorizations in the divine city.
Palestinians look for East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in a 1967 battle, for a future state. Israel considers all of Jerusalem as its funding– a standing not identified internationally– as well as has motivated Jewish negotiation of mostly Palestinian areas.
An excavator accompanied by Israeli cops squashed Harbi Rajabi’s butchers shop in the neighbourhood which is forgotten by Al-Aqsa Mosque. The shop, run by Mahmoud Basit, is one of at the very least 8 residential or commercial properties that homeowners claimed were slated for demolition. They say several have actually been there for decades, even from before 1967.
Deputy Jerusalem Mayor Arieh King stated “about 20” buildings in Silwan– which Israel describes by its Hebrew name Shiloach– had actually received demolition orders.