Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Israel Issues Demolishing Orders for Houses, Shops in Silwan

JERUSALEM, December 28, 2011 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Wednesday handed demolition notices of houses and shops to Palestinian residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan , according to a local activist.

Member of the Committee for the Defense of Silwan, Fakhri Abu Diab, told WAFA that crews of the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, accompanied by Israeli police, raided and imposed a strict cordon around Silwan. They started provocatively handing out demolition notices to Palestinian-owned residences and shops, under the pretext that they are built without a permit.

Crews from the Israeli Tax Authority also raided shops in Silwan and issued irregularities and fined Palestinian owners, who called the financial penalties “crazy,” added Abu Diab
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA