Israel demolishes 30 Palestinian buildings in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) this month alone Published: Tue, 27-November-2018
Photo: Palestinians watch the demolition of their home in Jordan Valley on 7 November 2017 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

Israel has demolished 30 commercial and residential Palestinian-owned properties in occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) since the start of November, a report from the Palestine Liberation Organisation revealed on Saturday. The report was issued by the Negotiations Department of the PLO.

The Israeli occupation authorities apparently demolished 17 commercial facilities on 21 November in Shuafat. According to Al Jazeera, the shops used to serve 23,000 Palestinian refugees in the refugee camp.

The Palestinian owners, said the PLO, received evacuation and demolition orders just 12 hours prior to the buildings being destroyed. As a result, there was simply not enough time to remove all of the goods inside, most of which were lost.

The occupation authorities have also imposed a travel ban on the Palestinian Authority governor of East Al-Quds (Jerusalem), Adnan Gheith, and a member of the Fatah Executive Committee, Adnan Al-Husseini. Numerous other orders have been issued by Israel to restrict the movement of Palestinians in the occupied holy city.

The PLO report included statistics about Israeli violations in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) since the start of this year. Five Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli occupation forces in the city, with 120 wounded and more than 1,100 others arrested. Many cases have been documented of illegal Jewish settlers inciting hatred and violence against Palestinians.

Source: Al-Jazeera