Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- An Israeli court rejected an appeal against the demolition of Palestinians’ houses in Silwan neighborhood of the occupied East Jerusalem, reported Israeli Haaretz.
The court upheld dozens of demolitions under the pretext of being built on a part of what is considered a national Israeli “peace forest.”
Two weeks ago the municipality of occupied Jerusalem tried to change the “forest’s” zoning so that Elad, an NGO that moves Jewish settlers into Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, would not have to destroy some of the illegal buildings it has put up there, according to Haaretz.
Israel demolishes Palestinians’ houses under the pretext of building without permits. Israeli human rights group B’Tselem revealed in last February that only 4% of Palestinians’ applications for building permissions are accepted, which provides an opportunity for the Israeli authority to replace Palestinians with Israeli settlers.