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Israel to raze 1,700 Palestinian homes

Posted by musliminsuffer on March 17, 2009

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Israel to raze 1,700 Palestinian homes

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:33:47 GMT

The Palestinian Islamic Movement says Israel plans to evacuate and demolish at least 1,700 Arab-owned homes in East Jerusalem (al-Quds).

Speaking at a Sunday press conference in Jerusalem, Sheikh Raed Salah, who leads the Islamic Movement, revealed the demolition plan, saying the move would leave more than 17,000 Palestinians homeless in East Jerusalem.

He also warned the situation on the ground was the most dangerous since Israel’s illegal annexation of the area in 1967.

This is while back in February, warnings were issued for hundreds of Palestinians to evacuate East Jerusalem (al-Quds) before demolishing their homes in the area, saying their houses were illegal.

Palestinian officials say many of the houses issued with demolition orders were built before 1967 while Israeli settlements in the area were built after 1967.

Elsewhere, dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists confronted Israeli bulldozers uprooting olive trees in the towns of Ras Teera and Wad Ar-Rasha, southeast of the West Bank city of Qalqiliya.

According to witnesses, the bulldozers were backed by Israeli soldiers and police forces to prevent the residents from obstructing their work.



-muslim voice-

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